Governor Granholm Makes Appointment to Commission on Spanish Speaking Affairs

Contact: Heidi Hansen 517-335-6397

February 2, 2005

LANSING – Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced the following appointment to the Commission on Spanish Speaking Affairs:

Benjamin D. Inquilla of Plainwell, managing attorney with Farmworker Legal Services of Michigan.  Mr. Inquilla is appointed to represent the general public for a term expiring December 10, 2005.  He succeeds Maria Guiterrez-Ostrander who has resigned. 

The commission was created by Public Act 164 of 1975 to advise the Governor and legislature on issues concerning Michigan’s Spanish-speaking residents.  The commission consists of 15 members who are of Hispanic descent and are Spanish speaking.

This appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate