LPM Staff

Civic-minded Latinos in Mesa

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There’s a grassroots group of Latinos in Mesa who care about their city. The goal? “To address and give voice to the concerns of the Latino community in Mesa; to create linkages and partnerships with other like-minded community groups; to encourage, support and advocate for public policies that address the concerns and needs of the Latino community in Mesa and the East Valley.”

This nonprofit organization is the Mesa Association of Hispanic Citizens (MAHC), and it’s been gathering since 1987. To stay on track to create positive change in the Mesa community, MAHC has established several committees, each with a specific focus area. Mesa residents are encouraged to become members and participate on a committee “and join MACH’s efforts to improve the quality of life in Mesa.”

Interested citizens can contact the committee chair for details on how to get involved: Economic Development (Phil Austin, Chair, attyaustin@aol.com or 480-644-0506); Education (David Luna, Chair, edtv99luna@gmail.com or 480-472-0095); Public Policy (Delia Salvatierra, Chair, deliasalvatierra@gmail.com or 480-223-0158); Alston House (Armando Espinoza, 480-209-9198); Latino Town Hall (Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo, villasauced@gmail.com).

MACH holds monthly board meetings the first Wednesday of the month at 7a.m. Next meeting is April 20, 7 a.m. at Southwest Ambulance located at 708 W. Baseline, Mesa. For more information, visit mahcaz.org.

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