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Thursday, December 07, 2017 5:30 pm

Galindo appointed to state Hispanic commission

DAVE GONG | The Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne's Community Liaison Palermo Galindo was recently appointed to the Indiana Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs, city officials announced Thursday. 

The Indiana Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs is a nonpartisan state agency that strives for economic, educational and social equality. The commission identifies, measures and reviews programs and legislation and investigates challenges and opportunities affecting Indiana's Hispanic/Latino community. Galindo was appointed by Indiana Senate Pro Tem David Long. 

Galindo has worked for the city for nearly nine years.

"I congratulate Palermo on this appointment," Mayor Tom Henry said in a statement Thursday. "Palermo works tirelessly on behalf of Hispanic and Latino residents in the Fort Wayne community and now he'll be able to put his expertise to use statewide. I want to thank Senator Long for recognizing Palermo's talents and ensuring that the ideas and concerns from northeast Indiana will be heard at the statewide level."