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Posted on: October 18, 2018

Brookhaven Town Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Councilman Neil Foley; Supervisor Ed Romaine; honorees Nefalti Collazo and Diana Dominguez Weir; Cou

Farmingville, NY –  On October 5th, more than 300 residents attended the Town of Brookhaven’s Fifth Annual Hispanic Heritage Night Celebration, hosted by Brookhaven’s Hispanic Advisory Board. During the annual celebration of Hispanic culture, 64 Hispanic/Latino high school seniors from 13 school districts throughout Brookhaven were honored for achieving a grade point average of 95 or higher. Pictured left to right are Councilman Neil Foley; Supervisor Ed Romaine; honorees Nefalti Collazo and Diana Dominguez Weir; Councilwoman Valerie M. Cartright and Councilman Dan Panico.

The Town Board and the Hispanic Advisory Board also honored Suffolk Community College Associate Dean of Athletics and Special Events Nefalti Collazo, Town of Southampton Director of Housing and Community Development Diana Dominguez Weir and United States Air Force 1st Lieutenant Genis B. Guzman who could not attend the event. These three remarkable individuals have made positive contributions to the Hispanic Community in Brookhaven Town and throughout Long Island.

In 2013, Supervisor Ed Romaine established the first Hispanic Advisory Board in the Town of Brookhaven to help improve cultural understanding between the Hispanic community, civic and business leaders, Brookhaven government, and Town residents. The Hispanic Advisory Board serves as a sounding board to the Town Board and provides viable recommendations on policies that advance the social and economic well-being of Hispanics and all citizens in the Town of Brookhaven. For more information about the Town of Brookhaven Hispanic Advisory Board, visit

Division of Public Information * Office of the Supervisor
One Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738 • Phone 631-451-6595

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