The Board Events

"To Embrace, Preserve and Promote the Heritage and Contributions of Hispanics"

Community Breakfast

Will be on January 30th 2015

El Día De Los Niños

Last Held on April 26, 2014

Fiesta Patrias

Last held on Septermber 13-14, 2014

Founded in 2002, the City of Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board’s mission is to embrace, preserve and promote the heritage and contributions of Hispanics. In addition to supporting other citywide activities, the AHHAB hosts three significant annual events: the AHHAB Community (Awards & Scholarship) Breakfast, El Día Del Niño and the Parade of Nations during Fiestas Patrias.

Our Story...

The Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board was created in March 2002 to provide advice and coordinate organized events. AHHAB''s creation was organized by the Mayor's Office of Special Events and was charged with organizing events that had been planned by the Youth Services Department in the schools. One of the primary intentions of the formation of the board was to encourage wider community involvement in the planning process. The Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board is responsible for planning, and participating in, activities that promote a deeper understanding of the Hispanic community. Funds shall be used primarily for AHHAB approved activities and are also used for board participation in, or sponsorship of other activities.

The Vision of the Hispanic Board:


•Educate the public and our own community about the history of Hispanics who have helped shape the City of Aurora

•Instill pride of our heritage by honoring those who have come before us and those who continue to make a difference in our Community

•Participate, support and sponsor activities and education geared to the Hispanic Community

Recent Activity

10th anniversary of the Hispanic Pioneers Breakfast

Please join Second Ward Alderman Juany Garza & The Hispanic Pioneers’ Committee for the annual Hispanic Pioneers Breakfast as we honor Aurora’s Unsung Heroes.
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of this event!
Key Note Speaker: Jo Ann Armenta. FREE of charge. El evento es gratuito.

Spotlight

LULU

Past Board member and Chair

Lourdes (Lulu) Blacksmith, who serves as director of governmental and multicultural affairs at Waubonsee Community College, was honored with the Woman of Power Award, for her professional accomplishments, as well as her many volunteer efforts in the community.