Latino Advisory Council

In 2003, the LBC established a Latino Outreach initiative in an effort to include diverse community voices at the planning table through a series of listening sessions. The group was formalized in 2009 to become the Latino Advisory Council (LAC) with the vision of creating engaging programs through community collaboration, cultivating relationships with our community, and celebrating Latino arts and artists.

For nearly two decades this group of community leaders has partnered with LBC to shape annual events such as Fiesta de Independencia and Posada Navideña. Their insight also helps guide the vision and goals of the entire organization. The ever-popular Mariachi Ensemble started as an idea from this group, which has now grown to serve more than 100 students from all over Sonoma County annually.

We are immensely grateful for the continued support and guidance from the members of the LAC as we strive to ensure that LBC remains relevant, welcoming, and accessible to everyone in our community. If you’re interested in learning more about the LAC and how to get involved, please reach out to us at

2024-25 Advisory Council

Ambrosio Vigil
Andrea Garfia
Angelica Campa
Anita Wiglesworth
Arlene Smith
Ashleigh Worley
Ben Taylor
Candido Morales
Carolina Cardenas
Chrystie Prokopakis
Crystal Rangel
Daniela Hernandez
Eddie Estrada
Eduardo Barragan
Eric Dullaart
Ernesto M. Olivares
Francisco Flores
Hector Velazquez
Herman J. Hernandez
John Cain
Kate Harkin
Lauren Peters
Maggie LeClerc
Magnolia Guerrero
Manuel Lopez
Marbell Alvarez
Matthew Isais Bowker
Melanie Weir
Melissa Castillo
Melissa Cordova
Merlinda Gallardo
Miriam Gomez
Monica Flores Rowley
Nikki Rogers
Paige Ettin
Priscilla Jaworski
Rafael Rivero
Richard Nowlin
Robin Seltzer
Sari Larson
Tracy Sawyer
Veda Florez
Wanda Tapia-Thomsen
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