Taken from the Hispanic Latino Commission website:
Commission meetings are an excellent way for the Hispanic/Latino community to share and learn about issues concerning the Hispanic/Latino Community. We are required to have no fewer than six commission meetings a year that may be scheduled in various parts of the state as approved by the commission. The commission exists to advocate for the well-being of the Hispanic/Latino population with the vision of achieving an environment of social justice and economic parity for the Hispanic/Latino population. We encourage Hispanic-led organizations, community leaders, and the general public to participate in our meetings to inform HLCOM of issues affecting their respective Hispanic/Latino community.
The law directs the Commission to:
Advise the governor, the Legislature, and the Office regarding the coordination and administration of state programs serving Hispanic/Latino communities.
Make recommendations to the governor and the Legislature regarding changes in state programs, statutes, and policies.
Advise the governor and the Legislature of the nature, magnitude, and priorities of the problems of Hispanic/Latino populations.
Review and approve grants to be made from federal, state, or private funds and which are administered by the Office.
Secure appropriate recognition of Hispanic/Latino accomplishments and contributions to the state.
Review and approve the annual report prepared by the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan.