Event: 28th Hispanic Heritage Celebration Dinner

Date: September 14, 2022

Start Time: 6:00 pm

End Time: 9:00 pm

Location: Oregon Convention Center: Portland Ballroom

Address: 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97232

The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber is committed to ensuring that everyone has a positive celebration experience in a safe environment. Due to this, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for all attending. Proof of vaccination must be shown at the event prior to entering (hard or digital proof allowed). As an alternative option, you may provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of this event.

To be a sponsor of the 28th Hispanic Heritage Dinner, contact Nicole Leon at nleon@hmccoregon.com  or Carmen Castro at ccastro@hmccoregon.com at 503-222-0280.

Celebrate the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber’s work supporting the Latino community in Oregon and SW Washington.

The keynote speaker will be Beaverton School District’s Superintendent, Dr. Gustavo Balderas. Dr. Gustavo Balderas recently joined the Beaverton School District as superintendent and is a nationally recognized educator known for his equity-driven leadership.

His numerous awards include the 2021 Champion for Equity Award from the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, the 2020 Oregon Superintendent of the Year Award from the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators, and the 2020 National Superintendent of the Year Award from the American School Superintendents Association. He has served as superintendent since 2012 in various states and school districts. Dr. Balderas received his Bachelor of Science degree from Western Oregon University, his Master of Science degree from Portland State University, and his Doctor of Education degree from the University of Oregon.

Dr. Balderas is a first-generation American, the son of Mexican immigrants who worked in the agricultural fields of California, Oregon, and Washington. "I understand first-hand some of the barriers students face in Beaverton schools — those in poverty and those navigating a new language and culture. These experiences will help me connect with students and families and help identify ways to meet the needs of our students furthest from educational justice."

You will also hear from the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber’s Executive Director, Carmen Castro, and their board members, who will recognize outstanding individuals & organizations from Oregon and SW Washington with their ¡Bravo Awards!

This year, you will be able to bid for great prizes and an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for two Alaska Airlines coach roundtrip tickets valued at $1,250 each. #makingflyingmatter

We look forward to celebrating with everyone, Nos Vemos Pronto!


*HMC Members, make sure to use the promo code to purchase your ticket at the member price. To purchase group tickets or be a table sponsor (10 seats), please contact: Carmen Castro at ccastro@hmccoregon.com or Nicole at nleon@hmccoregon.com