Hispanic and Immigrant Affairs Board

The Hispanic and Immigrant Affairs Board advises City Council on barriers that impact the Hispanic and immigrant community in social, economic, and vocational pursuits. 

The Raleigh City Council created the commission as an advisory body in February 2020. The creation of the commission is to make Raleigh a more welcoming city: 

  • Need to be inclusive of Hispanic and immigrant residents in civic matters;
  • Recognize that there is a language barrier; and 
  • Create an opportunity for collaboration and stronger community engagement with immigrant communities.

Statement in Solidarity with AAPI Communities

We as the Raleigh Hispanic and Immigrant Affairs Board (HIAB) express our deep sympathy and sorrow for the Raleigh Asian and Pacific Islander communities(AAPI). Racism in any form is reprehensible; the recent violence against these communities is no exception. We believe that ignoring the racism present in these crimes is both irresponsible and harmful. The AAPI residents are valued members of our community and they are vital in our work towards ensuring Raleigh is a home to all.  This community deserves our support in pursuit of justice now and always. We as the Raleigh Hispanic and Immigrant Affairs Board stand with the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.


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Meets the 4th Saturday of each month

The  Hispanic and Immigrant Affairs Board meeting scheduled for Saturday, July 24 at 1 p.m. has been canceled. 

This will be a virtual meeting and the public is invited to attend. Join us on Zoom!

View agenda and minutes on BoardDocs

All meetings will be held using Zoom, a free video-conferencing software. No in-person meetings will be held until further notice. 

The public can join the meeting on Zoom  or via phone at 1-312-626-6799 with the Webinar ID  846 0003 4927

All public meetings are accessible. Assistive listening devices and interpreters for Deaf and Hearing Impaired are available. If needed, please call 919-996-3100 (voice) or 919-996-3107 (TDD) at least three days in advance of the meeting date. Language translation services are also available. If needed, call 919-996-2659 at least three days prior to the meeting date.




Pathways Center
900 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Staff Liaison: Aracelys Torrez 



Board Members


Eliazar Posada
Co-Chair, Professional

Elke Weil-Millan
Co-Chair, Community
Andrea Martinez
Pepe Caudillo
Feven Smith Ann Robertson Rasha Mohamed Virginia Rojas
Anne Mukua Kioko Michelle Bermeo Betancourt Jordyn Krumroy Cynthia Martinez Gonzalez
Adiel Martinez Ventura Idalia Arellano Khodr Zaarour  

Sobre La Comisión

La Junta de Asuntos Hispanos y Inmigrantes aconseja al Ayuntamiento sobre las barreras que impactan a la comunidad hispana e inmigrante en actividades sociales, económicas y vocacionales.

El Ayuntamiento de Raleigh creó la comisión en febrero de 2020. La creación de la comisión es para hacer a Raleigh una ciudad más acogedora:

  • Necesidad de incluir a los residentes hispanos e inmigrantes en asuntos cívicos.
  • Reconocer que hay una barrera del idioma.
  • Crear una oportunidad para colaboración y compromiso comunitario más fuertes con las comunidades de inmigrantes.

¿Interesado en servir en la comisión?

La solicitud está disponible en línea.

Todas las reuniones públicas son accesibles. Hay dispositivos de asistencia auditiva y intérpretes para personas sordas y con problemas de audición disponibles. Si es necesario, llame al 919-996-3100 (voz) o al 919-996-3107 (TDD) al menos tres días antes de la fecha de la reunión. Los servicios de traducción de idiomas también están disponibles. Si es necesario, llame al 919-996-2659 al menos tres días antes de la fecha de la reunión.