ORLANDO, FL (FNN News) – Thursday evening, elected officials and community leaders gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Hispanic Federation office in Orlando.
The Hispanic Federation provides grants to a broad network of Latino non-profit agencies serving the most vulnerable members of the Hispanic community and advocates nationally with respect to the vital issues of education, health, immigration, economic empowerment, civic engagement and the environment, according to the group’s website www.hispanicfederation.org.
Zoe Colon is the Director of Florida and Southeast Operations for the Hispanic Federation will oversee the Organization’s Orlando office.
“Opening a local office of the Hispanic Federation in Orlando will certainly bring valuable resources and advocacy skills needed to help grow the voice of the Hispanic community”, stated Florida Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales, an elected official representing Orange County, which includes Orlando.
Listed below are elected officials and community leaders who attended the reception and ribbon cutting ceremony.
The Honorable Darren Soto
State of Florida, Senator, District 14
Representing parts of Orange, Osceola and Polk counties
The Honorable Daisy Morales
State of Florida, Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor, Seat 2
Representing all of Orange County
The Honorable Pete Clarke
Orange County District 3 Commissioner
Representing parts of Orange County
Aides of Elected Officials
Hispanic Outreach Coordinator
Office of US Senator Marco Rubio, Florida
Juan Lopez *
Office of US Congressman Alan Grayson
Olga “Reggie” Caporale
Aide, Community Affairs
Office of Orange County District 4 Commissioner Jennifer Thompson
Director of Multicultural Affairs
Office of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando
Hispanic Health Initiatives
Florida Regional Director
Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration
Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida
Juan Lopez *
Orange County Democratic Executive Committee
Hispanic Federation Orlando Office
523 Colonial Drive
Orlando, Florida 32801
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