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Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

When: September 25th Council Meeting
Where: Council Chambers

Every September 15th to October 15th, Gloucester Township Mayor and Council celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring outstanding Latino members of our community. Nominations are now being accepted for exemplary citizens who have demonstrated significant contributions in the area of community service, personal or professional achievements, or general good deeds that have impacted favorably on our citizens.

The nomination must include an essay supporting the nominee’s accomplishments. The nominations will be evaluated by a three-member panel appointed by the Mayor. The awards will be presented on Monday, September 25th during the Gloucester Township Council Meeting at the Gloucester Township Municipal Building.

Nomination forms are available on and must be returned to the Township Clerk’s Office by Thursday, September 14th at 5:00 PM. Forms can be mailed or sent by email.

Nominees should meet the following criteria:

  • Must be an exemplary citizen who has demonstrated significant contributions in the areas of community service.
  • Must currently reside or work in Gloucester Township.
  • Nominators must submit an essay supporting his/her nominee’s accomplishments. Please attach the essay to the nomination form. Also, letters of reference and documentation (i.e. certificates of merit, newspaper articles, etc.) may be included with the submission application.
  • Past recipients are not eligible. (See the attached list of previous recipients)
  • Exemplary employment performance does not qualify as community service.

Please note that due to the high interest of nominees a maximum of ten honorees will be selected each year.

Form submission closed September 14, 2023 at 5:00pm.

Gloucester Township Hispanic Heritage Month Past Honorees

William Fontanez

Jose Melendez
Edwin Rosa

Carlos Castro

Victor LeBron
Caitlin Emperador
Sierra Jorgensen
Christopher Griffin
Genesis Estrada
Mrs. Elizabeth Perez
Enrique Pagan
Pastor Jose Velez Ph.D.
Dr. Yvonne Enid Gonzalez Rodriguez

Meah Jones
Eddie Olmo
Alejandro Perez
Andrea Silva
Jorge Gonzalez
Genaro Martinez
John Ortiz
Emanuel Pagan
John Tirado

Patricia Roa
Josephine Washington
Lexus Myers
Julia Caban
Michelle Impoco
Juliet Muldoon
Heather Torres
Edward Perez
Paola Alacqua
Nathalie Zapata

Jose Fontanez
Sergio Flores
Angelica Gonzalez
Mary Dressel
Roberto Lopez
Valeria Marinero
Edwin Rosa, Jr.
Esther Gonzalez Velazquez

Christian Tubens
Angelica Gonzalez
Luisa Gonzalez
Maryann Busi
Celimari Sostre
Federico Zayas
Cristian Melendez
Sophia Jimenez
Evelyn Rodriguez
Vanessa Aparicio-Herrera
Crystal Lantigua
Steven Perez Badillo

Corinthia Colon
Jeffrey Crisanti
Chris Gonzalez
Alexis Lacayo
Yessenia Garcia Lebron
Santiago Gonzalez
Cianna Pereira
Alexander Velazquez

Christina Collazo
Krista Gonzalez
Andres Camacho
Jarline Gonzalez
Maryori Hernandez
Roselyn Rosado
Melissa Hernandez
Barbara Marinero
Kathlyn Fisher
Gabriela Alexander

Norberto Cruz
Nadia Lizbeth Ayala-Claros
Jalen Hunt
Sulietha Nunez
Melanie Rodriguez
Michael Acevedo
Benedit Lora-Nunez
Vanessa Mannero
Sophia Aguirre

Father Rene Canales
Angelica Gonzalez Mejia
Paul Sanchez
Chelsea Melendez
Mario Ortiz
Fernando Medrano
Deiby Ballen-Rodriguez
Carmen Williams
Kesia Lantigua

Isabelle Reyes-Pitock
Valeria Rengel
Santiago Gonazlez
Dr. Luis F. Amberths, Jr.
Hector Rodriquez
Ramon Evangelista
Juan Lara
Sam Sweet
Sara Salazar

No honorees due the pandemic


No honorees due the pandemic

Carielys Molina
Ayair Hernandez
Julio Hernandez
Miranda Vargas
Marjorie Cruzado
Martha Ortiz
Ana Isabel Cisneros

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