Latino Cultural Center

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Todos Somos Phoenix!

Through the 2001 City Bond program, funding was made available to promote knowledge and appreciation of the cultures of Latinos.

In 2016, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture secured the services of a consultant to conduct a capital needs assessment and feasibility study, including a management/business plan and evaluation of potential tie-ins with other cultural resources. In 2017, the study was released. This process centered around an extensive community input process consisting of over 20 one-on-one interviews, site visits to arts organizations and facilities in Phoenix and surrounding areas, three public town halls, two focus groups, and an electronic survey with 254 respondents.

In 2019, Mayor Thelda Williams created the Latino Center Ad Hoc Committee to evaluate and make recommendations to the City Council next year about next steps, including possible sites for a center and development of a strategic plan, which will result in business and operating, programming, and partnership and fundraising strategies. The committee is charged with using the 2017 Capital Assessment and Feasibility Study as its roadmap through the process.

The Ad Hoc Committee meets monthly and in addition has three working subcommittees (programs & services, fundraising & partnerships, and site & operations). All meetings are open to the public, and community members may participate in any of the three subcommittees.

The Ad Hoc Committee sunset on June 30, 2020 and presented their final report to Phoenix City Council on September 22, 2020. City Council approved the report and final recommendations.

Download the 2017 Study Report ​Download the 2020 Final Report

 Ad Hoc Committee Members

​Vice Mayor Betty Guardado (D5) and Councilman Michael
Nowakowski (D7), Co-Chairs

Dan Carroll
Leticia de la Vara
Jose Andres Giron
George Garcia
Casandra Hernandez
Felicita Mendoza
Gabriela Muñoz
Julian Nabozny
Larry Ortega
Jason Rowley
Deanna Salazar
Elizabeth Toledo
ErLinda Torres
Donna Valdes

The Ad Hoc Committee sunset on June 30, 2020.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Upcoming Meetings

Latino Cultural Center Ad Hoc Committee: Monday, April 27, 2020 at 2:00pm

Per the most recent guidelines from the federal government that no more than 10 people should be gathered in a room at the same time, this meeting shall be convened virtually.

A call-in number for the public to listen to a meeting will be published on the official agenda on the city’s public meeting notices page. That agenda will be posted no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Residents can submit a speaker card on any item on the upcoming agenda before 12:00pm on the day of the meeting by emailing arts.culture@phoenix.gov or calling 602-262-4637.