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ICHLA Mission

The Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs is a non-partisan state agency working toward economic, educational, and social equality, including promoting cooperation and understanding. The Commission identifies, measures and reviews programs, legislation and researches challenges and opportunities affecting the Hispanic/Latino community. The Commission identifies solutions and provides recommendations to the governor and legislature.

A message from the Chairman, Palermo Galindo

¡Bienvenido a nuestra comisión! Welcome to our commission!

I’m honored to be elected by my fellow board members and serve as chairman of the Indiana Commission for Hispanic and Latino Affairs. It is a tremendous privilege to collaborate with a diverse board composed of dedicated and distinguished Latino leaders throughout the wonderful state of Indiana.

Our board strives to fulfil the ICHLA mission to promote economic, educational and social equity. As the number of Latinos grows in the state, we are committed to finding solutions and opportunities for integration and representation. 

One of ICHLA’s recent priorities has been to listen to our communities across the state in order to gain a meticulous insight into the opportunities, challenges, and concerns of our communities. By participating in the surveys, we hope to increase our reach statewide, be proactive in our service and implement suggestions for ways that we as an organization can better help address and resolve challenges of the communities.

Our communities continue to positively strengthen Indiana's economy with vast entrepreneurial contributions, academic achievements, and civic participation.

I look forward to working with you and let’s keep Indiana moving forward!  ¡Adelante!


Palermo Galindo