The September Traveling City Hall program will preview this year’s fourth annual Fiesta Evansville, a vibrant celebration that has grown to feature the cultures of more than 30 countries. The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 27, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in front of Centro Latino Americano (the Latin American Center) at Washington Square Mall.

Fiesta Evansville began in October 2014 with several hundred people celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. By 2016, the event attracted an estimated 6,000 people and launched the Evansville Cup soccer tournament. This year, Fiesta Evansville has expanded to a two-day international cultural festival at Goebel Soccer Complex at Deaconess Sports Park on Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8.

At Traveling City Hall, Fiesta Evansville founder Abraham Brown will give brief comments about Evansville’s growing Latino population. William Royal Gearhart, vice president of the Latino Collaboration Table, will talk about collaboration and diversity. Maura Robinson, president and CEO of Change and Inclusion Strategist, will give information on the Evansville Police Department’s Latino Citizens Advisory Academy. Entertainment will be provided by the Folkloric Dance Group.

The meeting will open with introduction of City of Evansville department head and elected officials, followed by brief announcements. Following the program, residents can talk one-on-one with department heads about any issue involving local government. All citizens are welcome to attend.

Information courtesy of the office of Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke

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