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Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs

Like all statewide boards and commissions, the Latino Affairs Commission is balanced for gender and political affiliation and it’s made up of seven Governor-appointed community members who volunteer their time to represent the Latino community in Iowa. 

According to Iowa Section Code 216A.15, the Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs has the following duties:

1.  Study the opportunities for and changing needs of the Latino population of this state.

2.  Serve as liaison between the office and the public, sharing information and gathering constituency input.

3.  Recommend to the board for adoption rules pursuant to chapter 17A as it deems necessary for the commission and office.

4.  Recommend to the department director policies and programs for the office.

5.  Establish advisory committees, work groups, or other coalitions as appropriate.


Jeannette Martinez
Polk County
Marlu Abarca
Polk County
Juan Rodriguez
Polk County
Alejandro Pino
Linn County
Michelle Reuss
Washington County
Sal Alaniz
Henry County

Previous Meetings & Events

10:00 AM

Join us for the next Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs Meeting; please ... Read More

8:00 AM

Call in information

Dial: 866-685-1580

Conference code: 515 242 6171

8:30 AM

The commission will be discussing road safety in Iowa.

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9:00 AM

The Commission of Latino Affairs will meet to review the legislative process, discuss priorities... Read More


Click here to contact the Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs.

If you are interested in serving on the commission, go to to learn more about the application process.