Compadres Mexican Restaurant to hold meet-and-greet with Franklin Gomez Flores Tuesday

BY VICTORIA JOHNSON, News + Record Staff
Posted 6/16/21

SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison plans to offer “Latinxs” the opportunity to meet Chatham County’s first Latino commissioner in Compadres Mexican Restaurant next …

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Compadres Mexican Restaurant to hold meet-and-greet with Franklin Gomez Flores Tuesday

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SILER CITY — The Hispanic Liaison plans to offer “Latinxs” the opportunity to meet Chatham County’s first Latino commissioner in Compadres Mexican Restaurant  Tuesday, June 29.

The event — or “Latinx Social Network” gathering — will begin at 6 p.m. Free appetizers will be provided to those who attend. Compadres Mexican Restaurant is located at 115 Siler Crossing.

“Come meet other Latinxs who call Siler City and Chatham County home,” staff wrote on the Hispanic Liaison’s Facebook page in a post about the event. “Getting to meet each other is a great way to build your network and build our community. Invite your friends and come enjoy time with other Latinx community members.”

The gathering’s also the “perfect opportunity” to learn more about what influence county commissioners’ decisions have on residents’ lives, staff wrote. Chatham’s first Latino commissioner, Franklin Gomez Flores will attend. Sworn in just last December, Gomez Flores represents District 5, which includes part of Siler City.

“Don’t feel intimidated by him being a commissioner,” staff wrote. “He is just a Latino community member who grew up in Siler City!”

The event will be held outdoors, though the Liaison advises all attendees to follow CDC guidelines. For more information, call the Hispanic Liaison at 919-742-1448 and ask for Maria Gomez Flores, the nonprofit’s Advocacy and Civic Engagement Program Manager.

Note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct date.

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