Indianapolis Star
February 12, 2004

Mayor's Latino panel has 9 new members

                    Mayor Bart Peterson has appointed nine new members to his Commission on
                Latino Affairs, which works to increase Latino involvement in city government and
                make city services more accessible to residents.
                    New members are Silvia Alba, Indianapolis Fire Department; Gloria
                Berlanga-King, The Hispanic Center; Pastor Nicolas Extrella, Metodista Libre
                Church; Margarita Gayosso, Information and Referral Network; Martin George,
                Language Training Center; Manuel Gonzales, Indiana Hispanic Chamber of
                Commerce; Rafael Mendez, Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library; Cynthia
                Perez, Mexican Alliance of Indianapolis; and Nora Ramirez, community advocate
                and Latina liaison, Indianapolis Public Schools.
                    Peterson also reappointed Maria Quiroz-Southwood of Wishard Health
                Services/Westside Health Center as co-chair of the commission. Ricardo Gambetta,
                the mayor's director of Latino affairs, serves as executive director.
                    Other members include: Marlene Arellano, Martha Carvajal, Roberto Curci,
                Bettye Dobkins, Karen Celestino Horseman; Anita Owens, Luis Parodi, Janai
                Roberts and Claudio Trincado.