Virginia Latino Advisory Board

Opposition to rescinding DACA

The Virginia Latino Advisory Board stands with the Governor's strong statement in opposition to rescinding DACA, which can be read fully here.

Governor McAuliffe has also joined Governor’s in a letter to Congress.

Welcome to The Virginia Latino Advisory Board's Community Forum

The Virginia Latino Advisory Board advises the Governor of Virginia on critical issues and concerns affecting Latino communities across the Commonwealth.

Dear Friends:

          I am pleased to extend a warm welcome to the Virginia Latino Advisory Board website.

          Virginia is proud to be home to a large and diverse community of Hispanic and Latino Virginians who contribute greatly to the economic, cultural, and civic strength of the Commonwealth.  Latinos today comprise nearly 9% of Virginia’s total population, and they represent one of the fastest-growing demographics in the Commonwealth.  Latino business leaders and entrepreneurs are central to the growth of the new Virginia economy.  Hispanic and Latino Virginians own 4.5% of Virginia businesses, constituting more than 28,700 companies that employ tens of thousands of Virginians. 

          Since 2003, the Virginia Latino Advisory Board has served as a vital body of community leaders who educate and engage Virginians about the Latino community and advise me on the concerns of Hispanic and Latino Virginians so I can best serve my constituents.  I encourage all Virginians to learn more about the Board and the important role the Latino community plays in keeping the Commonwealth healthy and strong. 


Terence R. McAuliffe

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Our mission is to advise the Governor on issues of concern affecting the health, economic, professional, cultural, and educational prosperity of the Hispanic and Latino community in Virginia.


We envision a Virginia that celebrates the wealth and diversity of our Latino/Hispanic culture, that recognizes the contributions of our community, and in which our voice is represented and makes a difference in state and local government to improve the lives of ALL Virginians.


Equality Community Humility
Inclusion Participation Accessibility
Diversity Opportunity Transparency
Respect Determination Integrity

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Serve on a State Board or Commission

The Virginia Latino Advisory Board (VLAB) encourages you to apply to serve on a state Board or Commission, and to nominate fellow Virginians.  Service on a board or commission is one of the best ways for Virginians to participate in their government, represent their communities, and make their voices heard. The Governor is committed to helping more Latinos be represented in our state government.

Please click the following link for a list of Boards and Commissions and current vacancies, and to submit an application or nominate someone.