Cultural Connections Committee

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Committee Description

The purpose of the Committee is to facilitate communication between the ethnic community and City government. The Committee shall consist of the following elected officials and municipal employees: the Mayor or his/her designee; the President of the Board of Aldermen or his/her designee; the Police Chief or his/her designee; the Library Director or his/her designee; the President of the Interfaith Council or his/her designee; the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee; the City Clerk or his/her designee; and the Director of Public Health and Community Services or his/her designee. The Committee shall also consist of the following members, who shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Board of Aldermen: three representatives of the private sector with at least two representing ethnic business constituencies within the community; and a minimum of seven and a maximum of 15 community members representing as broad a spectrum of racial, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity as exists in the Nashua community. Additionally, there shall also be an attempt to include other elements of the community that may be coincidental within its ethnic composition yet include but not be limited to areas such as health care, arts and culture, and/or recreation. [NRO 12-7 - 12-10. The name of this Committee was changed from the Ethnic Awareness Committee to the Cultural Connections Committee per Ordinance 14-028.
  1. Jean Adie
  2. Mohammad Mustak Arif
  3. Jared Barbosa
  4. Maria Bola-Ferriero
  5. Rafael Calderon
  6. Lavonne Colon
  7. Sharon Dalton
  8. Sylvia E. Gale
  9. Jessica Gorhan
  10. Jennifer Hosking
  11. Claudie Mahar
  12. Fouad Mahfuz
  13. Deepa Mangalat
  14. Bernadette Melton-Plante
  15. Elias Muchuma Niva
  16. Lauren Osowski
  17. Patricia Piecuch
  18. Janeth Orozco Sanchez
  19. Sharon Saunders
  20. Andrew Smith
  21. Michael Welch
  22. Gerardo Zayas Jr
  23. Ald. Thomas Lopez
  24. Ald. Mary Ann Melizzi-Golja
Term Length:    3
Special Designation:    COMMUNITY MEMBER
Appointment By:    Mayor
Original Appointment Date:  Nov 24 2015
Oath Administered:    Dec 22 2015
End of Term:    Dec 31 2018
How Established:    Ordinance
Special Reference 1:    O-97-122, O-01-151
Special Reference 2:    O-03-139, O-07-95
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