City Council recognizes National Latino Heritage

By MARIO LOTMORE | Last Updated: September 19, 2019.

On September 9, Lynnwood City Councilwoman Ruth Ross presented the proclamation recognizing September 15 – October 15 as National Latino Heritage Month to a full council chamber.

According to the American Community Survey 2013-2017, Latinos and Hispanics comprise 13.3% of the Lynnwood population. The proclamation recognized the significant role of Latinos and Hispanics to the “history of Washington State’s economic, cultural, spiritual and political development.”

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Mario Lotmore is originally from The Bahamas and for the last seven years has called Mukilteo, WA his home. Having lived in every region of the United States has exposed him to various cultures, people, and approaches to life. Lotmore created the Lynnwood Times to represent the character of a diverse and growing Lynnwood. The launching of the city’s community newspaper will only help bring neighborhoods together. Lotmore was an industrial engineer by trade and proven success implementing and managing lean accountable processes and policies within his eighteen years of operations excellence, strategic development, and project management in the aerospace, manufacturing, and banking industries. Over his career he has saved and created hundreds of union and non-union jobs. Lotmore is the President of a Homeowner Association, an active Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics volunteer in his community, and former Boeing 747 Diversity Council leader. Mario’s talent is finding “that recipe” of shared destiny to effectively improve the quality of life for others.

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