Contact Us
Roderick A. Pearson
Title VI Coordinator,
Executive Director
Office of Minority Affairs
H. Lee Dennison Building
Third Floor
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-853-4738



Current Events

Suffolk County Executive/El Ejecutivo del Condado de Suffolk

Steve Bellone

Office of Minority Affairs/La Oficina para Minorías


Suffolk County Hispanic  Advisory Board/El Consejo de Asesores Hispanos del Condado de Suffolk


Hispanic Heritage Month /El Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Wednesday, October 22, 2014/Miércoles, 22 de Octubre del 2.014

6:30pm – 9:00pm

H. Lee Dennison Bldg./Edificio H. Lee Dennison

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Hauppauge, NY 11788

To RSVP & more information please call Office of Minority Affairs at 631-853-4738/

Para reservaciones  y más información por favor llame a la Oficina para Minorías al 631-853-4738

Program will include an honoring of distinguished Hispanics selected by their County Legislators and County Executive/En el programa se reconocerá a hispanos distinguidos, nominados por legisladores y el ejecutivo del condado de Suffolk

Keynote Speaker/Orador principal Héctor Sepúlveda, MD, MA, MPH

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs SCCC/Decano Asociado de Asuntos Académicos para SCCC, Michael J. Grant Campus

Entertainment provided by La Fiesta Radio 98.5/Entretenimiento proveído por La Fiesta Radio 98.5

Poetry by Christopher “Chilo” Cajigas /Poesías por parte de Christopher “Chilo” Cajigas

Dance by Estampas Folklorica Perú de NY/Baile por parte de Estampas Folclóricas Perú de NY

Visual Art Display by L.I. Latino Arts Council/Exposición de arte por parte del Consejo de Arte de L.I.

Reception Hour with Light Refreshments & Hors d’oeuvres/Tendremos una hora de  refrescos y bocaditos

 Please use this link to download the flyer for this event in English

Por favor use este link para bajar el anuncio de este evento en Español




About Us

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The mission of Minority Affairs is to address  the needs of African-American Advisory Board, Hispanic Advisory Board, Asian-American Advisory Board, Muslim-American Advisory Board, and other minority residents of Suffolk County.  We have established a quarterly roundtable meeting of the advisory chairpersons who collectively develop an annual report of findings and recommendations which could impact policy and government regulations.  This report will be presented to the County Executive.  The Boards will collaborate on an Economic Development project to help stimulate growth in our economy. 

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Suffolk County is home to nearly 1.5 million people. In 2000, African-Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans, and other ethnic groups made up nearly 20% of the total population.

These various ethnic groups make up the fastest growing communities in our County and with their growth and presence, come a variety of issues and concerns that affect the community as a whole. 

County Executive Steven Bellone recognizes that many of the issues affecting these communities revolve around access to health care, economic development, and education. He has a firm commitment to the concepts of Equal Employment Opportunities, access to services, and zero tolerance for discrimination. The Office of Minority Affairs supports the Executive's commitment by providing oversight to a number of coalitions and committees that pursue the interests of these communities County-wide and advocate for the needs of communities of color.

The Office of Minority Affairs is also a home to the County's Minority Business Development Council and the Women's Business Enterprise Coalitions. Both Coalitions function to assist qualified women and minority-owned businesses in effectively competing for bids, contracts and other procurement opportunities in County government and other entities. Businesses seeking certification as a minority or women-owned business in Suffolk County, may also obtain applications and information on qualifications through the Office of Minority Affairs.

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 The Office of Minority Affairs continuously offers technical assistance to community-based organizations providing outreach and services to the various ethnic communities in Suffolk. Referral and information services are also available to individuals seeking assistance in accessing programs or with questions regarding matters of discrimination.

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Office of Minority Affairs Events