Bilingual forum in Cornelius to be held Saturday
Spanish-speaking residents of Cornelius will have an opportunity Saturday, Dec. 9, to ask questions of city officials and others at a town hall meeting.
Mayor Jef Dalin and Council President Dave Schamp will represent the Cornelius City Council at the event. Cornelius Police Chief Al Roque will also be on hand, along with officials from Centro Cultural of Washington County. A representative of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of the federal Department of Homeland Security, will also attend.
The town hall will be bilingual, with a volunteer translator who speaks both English and Spanish on hand to facilitate communications.
The event will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. It will be held at Centro Cultural, 1110 N. Adair St. in Cornelius.
This is the 17th Spanish-speaking town hall scheduled in Cornelius. About half of Cornelius' residents are Latino, the largest percentage of any city in Washington County.
Residents of neighboring Forest Grove and Hillsboro are also invited to attend the town hall.