City of Ukiah Hispanic Heritage Month Proclamation
The city of Ukiah recognized the contributions of Latinos and Latino culture issuing the proclamation of September as the Hispanic Heritage month.
Ukiah Vice Mayor Josefina Duenas opened Wednesday's city council meeting where the The city of Ukiah recognized the contributions of Latinos and Latino culture, issuing the proclamation of September as the Hispanic heritage month.
City council member Juan Orozco read the proclamation acknowledging the contribution in different sectors from people whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
Council member Orozco is part of the city committee that for the last 3 years has recognized the Hispanic heritage month.
Dr. Joe Vargas receive the proclamation representing the community. Dr. Vargas said that he has seen progress in representation of Latino in the city, but knows that the younger generations need to get involved to continue the Hispanic representation in all sectors.
The Hispanic heritage month goes from mid September to mid October and is the time for street festivals and celebrations. The city of Ukiah is collaborating in an event with local organizations and business.