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Reunión del ayuntamiento: Huntsville hosting town hall

HUNTSVILLE – Representatives from the City of Huntsville and Huntsville City Schools are joining to host a town hall event this weekend designed for Hispanic and Latino residents to engage with leaders from those organizations.

The event, hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) and District 4 Council Member Bill Kling, is Sunday from 5-6:30 p.m. at McDonnell Elementary School cafeteria, 4010 Binderton Place.

(City of Huntsville/Contributed)

Representatives from the City of Huntsville and Huntsville City Schools are scheduled to be in attendance:

  • Mayor Tommy Battle
  • Police Chief Kirk Giles
  • Council Member Kling
  • Kenny Anderson, Director of the City’s ODEI. 
  • Marcos Almonte, Hispanic/Latino Advisory Council
  • Ryan Renaud, Huntsville City Schools District 4 Board Member
  • Tammy Robbins, Huntsville City Schools ESOL Coordinator Tammy Robbins.

Interpreters will attend the meeting. A light meal will also be provided.

The town hall is the second featuring officials from the city and Huntsville City Schools. Anderson said a town hall held last October proved officials need to do more to communicate with Hispanic and Latino residents.

“Members of our Hispanic community live, work, and spend money here, and should have access to services many of us take for granted,” he said. “It is our responsibility to create opportunities for engagement, provide necessary resources, and ensure their questions and concerns are heard.”

Kling, an advocate for Hispanic and Latino residents, said he looks forward to hearing more of their concerns and finding solutions to their challenges.

“I am proud to serve a diverse district and want to make a special effort to provide information, services, and receive feedback from members of the Hispanic community,” he said.

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