City of Mesa employee resource group providing professional development opportunities.
Hello, and thank you for your interest in the Mesa Hispanic Network (MHN)! Please learn more about our organization, and if you are interested in becoming a member use the form at the bottom of the page to apply.
WHAT IS THE MESA HISPANIC NETWORK?
MHN is dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining Latino employees through the promotion of professional excellence, leadership, and cultural awareness, while serving as a strategic partner in community collaborations and the City’s diversity initiative. We are part of an even larger network, the Local Government Hispanic Network (LGHN). Check out their website!
Hispanic network affiliations have long been attributed to empowering staff, inclusion of diverse perspectives and elevating the greater organization. On February 15, 2017, a group of Mesa staff now known as the ‘Executive Committee’ held a kick-off meeting to create MHN. Since then, they been working towards building the basis for the network and creating substantive programming and events.
WHY JOIN MHN?
Becoming a member of MHN, gives you the opportunity to use your energy, time and network to educate, connect and provide cultural resources to the City of Mesa. Our efforts will be dedicated to enhancing the management of local government, enriching the quality of life for the Latino/Hispanic community and advancing the next generation of Latino leaders within the organization. We are excited for you to join our efforts in this great mission!
Becoming a member of MHN also gives you the opportunity to develop your personal leadership skills. Whether it is through volunteer opportunities in the community or participating in collaborative events alongside the MHN organization, you will have plenty of opportunities to try to new things, get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself to new heights in your professional development.
Finally, by becoming a member of MHN, you will be able to expand your network to a greater degree. MHN is a partner with many organizations in the Valley and as a member, you have access to individuals that you may not otherwise have access to. Current collaborations are occurring with local affiliate Phoenix Hispanic Network (PHN), national affiliate Local Government Hispanic Network (LGHN), regional group National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) Central Arizona Chapter, and community groups such as Mesa Association of Hispanic Citizens (MAHC).
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF JOINING:
- Promote cultural awareness through the appreciation, celebration and representation of all Latino groups.
- Foster an environment where people support and encourage each other to succeed professionally, personally, and in the community.
- Share knowledge, information, and experience among the members of the network.
- Contribute to a workforce that promotes inclusion, teamwork, and recognition.
- Enhance professional development and support the continuous advancement of Latino employees through education and networking in order to attain fulfilling careers and key roles within the City of Mesa.
- Develop strong relationships with community organizations, Regional/National affiliations and City departments to actively support common goals and objectives.
EXAMPLE OF PROGRAMS AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE:
- First come, first serve invitation to our ‘Lunch & Learn’ series
- Special invitation to events such as networking mixers, regional events and much more!
- Peer mentorship group meetings
- Opportunity to volunteer for the group or within the community
- Exclusive communication on local events, conferences and other professional development opportunities
- And much more to come!
Chair: Marcus Steele, Office of Management and Budget
email@example.com or 480-644-2346
Vice Chair: Isaias Garcia Romero, City Manager's Office
isaias.garciaromero@MesaAZ.gov or 480-644-6799
Staff Liaison: Andrea Alicoate, Community Services Department
firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-644-5034
Communications: Marrisa Ramirez-Ramos, City Manager’s Office
email@example.com or 480-644-5294
Sponsor Director: Ruth Giese, Community Services
firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-644-5033
Members at Large:
- Angelica Guevara, Development Services
- Cynthia Ezcurra, Community Services
- Erica Navarro, Human Resources
- Lucy Lopez, Engineering
- Perla Anderson, Energy Resources
- Rosario Beltran, Community Services
- Tomás Stanton, Mesa Arts Center
- Veronica Gonzalez, Development Services
- Zenia Cornejo, Falcon Field
Calendar of Events
- Lunch & Learn
- Peer Mentoring workshop