NEWPORT NEWS—Nearly 10 percent of Newport News residents are Hispanic and are actively engaged in making the city a welcoming, supportive place to live.
To represent the population, Newport News created the Hispanic Advisory Committee to the city manager in 2008 to serve as a liaison between city administration and the Hispanic community. The committee advises and makes recommendations to the city manager on current and future issues, needs, programs, and services as they relate to the Hispanic community.
The committee, which consists of up to 12 community members, is currently seeking interested applicants. To apply, residents must either be Hispanic or work for an organization that provides services to the Hispanic community in Newport News.
Committee members are appointed by the city manager through an application process. Interested parties can learn more about the committee, and/or complete an application on the Hispanic Advisory Committee webpage.