On Monday, September 14th, the Doraville City Council unanimously approved a proclamation brought forward by Mayor Joseph Geierman to recognize September 15th – October 15th as “National Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month.” This is a federally recognized month that is a time to honor the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Approximately 55% of the population of Doraville is Hispanic or Latinx.
â‹“Our Hispanic and Latinx residents represent over half of the city,” said Mayor Geierman in a statement. “Officially recognizing this special month is to recognize all of the many contributions they have made to our city – as business owners, as teachers, as community advocates, as neighbors, and as friends. Our diversity is what makes Doraville one of the best places to live in Georgia and we’re grateful to everyone who has chosen to call this place home.”
Doraville has the largest proportion of Hispanic and Latinx residents in the State of Georgia. The theme for this year’s celebratory month is “ Be Proud of Your Past; Embrace the Future.”