Friday, March 12, 2004

Human Relations Commission hires Hispanics' liaison

The Cincinnati Enquirer

WEST END - The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission has hired Victor Velez, a former board member, as its full-time liaison to the Hispanic community.

Velez, a 47-year-old Puerto Rico native who lives in Springdale, is the former director of Awareness for Latinos Arriving in the States. He resigned his seat on the commission last week in order to take the staff position. Education, employment, law enforcement, housing and transportation are the top issues facing the city's growing Hispanic population, Velez said.

Mayor Charlie Luken identified relations with the Hispanic community to be "a top priority" in his State of the City Address.

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