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2017 Iowa Latino Hall of Fame Members

2017 and First Class of the Iowa Latino Hall of Fame 

Mary Campos Iowa Latino Hall of Fame InducteeIla Plasencia Iowa Latino Hall of Fame InducteeHenry Vargas Iowa Latino Hall of Fame Inductee

Mary Campos (Des Moines): Mentor, role model and advocate. First Latina appointed to the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, and co-chair of the Iowa Brown-Black Presidential Forum.

Ila Plasencia (West Des Moines): Community volunteer, organizer and activist. Served in the first Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs, Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, and many more organizations.

Henry Vargas (Davenport): Founding member of the Davenport Civil Rights Commission and what is now called the Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs and the Office of Latino Affairs.

Click here to see pictures from the induction ceremony.

2017 Iowa Latino Hall of Fame Selection Committee:

Jeannette Brown, Commissioner and Chair of Selections Committee
Lorena Gingerich, Commissioner
Alejandro Pino, Commissioner
Dawn Oropeza, Public Member
Tar Macias, Public Member