Hispanic Interagency Committee
To provide a forum for agencies to meet for the purpose of improving services for the Latinx community of the Rogue Valley.
- To meet monthly for the purpose of exchanging ideas and identifying needs.
- To encourage agencies to become more accessible and responsive to the needs of the Latinx community of the Rogue Valley.
- To assist agencies in providing equal services for people of all races and cultures.
- To promote services through joint outreach and awareness.
- To enhance services, rather than duplicate them.
Meetings include networking time, agency announcements, and guest speakers who present on topics of interest to the organizations that serve the Latinx community. The scheduled topic presenters each month stand before a consistent attendance of 40-50 people. Topics at Hispanic Interagency Committee’s meetings have included:
Cultural Agility Workshop
Sheriff Department: Building and Maintaining Community Trust
SOU’s Academia Latina, Empowering Latino Youth
Oregon Department of Justice Oregon Child Support Programs; Supporting Parents to Support Children
We welcome participation from any individuals and organizations that are seeking to advance the mission of the Hispanic Interagency Committee.
The Hispanic Interagency Committee (HIC) is chaired by Lilia Caballero, Cultural Liaison for the City Of Medford Police Department. The Steering Committee meets quarterly and is currently comprised of Lilia Caballero, Milo Salgado, MSFW Outreach Specialist for Worksource Oregon, Kathy Keesee, representing Swindells Center and Unete, and Carrie Prechtel, Community Engagement Coordinator for 211info.
HIC has been consistently meeting since 1989, beginning with a proposal from Milo Salgado. The committee is a nonprofit organization under the umbrella of Jackson County Community Services Consortium.