Fort Wayne Community Liaison Palermo Galindo named to state Hispanic commission

Palermo Galindo

The city of Fort Wayne’s community liaison, Palermo Galindo, has been appointed to the Indiana Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs (ICHLA) by Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne.

The ICHLA is a non-partisan agency that works for economic, educational and social equality, including the promotion of cooperation and understanding. The commission identifies, measures and reviews programs, legislation and investigates challenges and opportunities that affect the state’s Hispanic/Latino community. It also identifies solutions and provides recommendations to the governor and the General Assembly.

In a statement, Mayor Tom Henry said Galindo “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.” Galindo has worked for the city for almost nine years. In his role as Community Liaison, he supports and advocates for Fort Wayne’s multicultural residents and works with neighborhood leaders to improve the quality of life in their communities.