Nominate the 25 Most Influential Latinos in Michigan

During Hispanic Heritage Month, Vive Michigan, Michigan’s premier Latino magazine, will announce this year’s 25 most influential Latinos in Michigan. This list is a celebration of the incredible contributions that Latinos have made to our state, and it serves as a reminder of the many ways in which we are shaping the future of Michigan. The individuals included on this list are role models who have made a significant impact in their communities and beyond, and they serve as an inspiration to us all.

This year’s list includes leaders from a diverse range of industries, such as healthcare, retail, non-profit, economic development, and more. These individuals have not only excelled in their respective fields, but they have also made a significant impact on the Latino community. From healthcare professionals working to improve access to care for underserved populations to business leaders driving economic growth and job creation, to non-profit executives working to address social injustices, these 25 Latinos are making a real difference in Michigan.

Application Process

Please take a moment to review the descriptions of each category below, and consider nominating a deserving individual from your community, regardless of age.

  1. Community Leadership and Non-profit: This category recognizes exceptional and influential Latinos in the community leadership or non-profit sector in Michigan. Nominees have demonstrated a deep commitment to improving the lives of Latino communities and has made a significant impact through their leadership and advocacy efforts. Through their work at a non-profit organization or as a community leader, this individual has successfully implemented programs and initiatives that have positively impacted the Latino community in Michigan.
  2. Education: This category recognizes a highly influential Latino in the education sector in Michigan who has dedicated their career to improving educational outcomes for Latino students and closing the achievement gap. Through their work as an educator, administrator, or policy maker, this individual has made a significant impact in promoting equity and excellence in education for Latino communities in Michigan.
  3. Business and Entrepreneurship: This category recognizes an influential Latino in Michigan’s business and entrepreneurship sector who has made a significant impact through their innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. Their leadership has resulted in the growth of successful businesses and has created economic opportunities for the Latino community in Michigan. Nominees serve as an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders, and their contributions have helped to drive economic growth and job creation in Michigan.
  4. Healthcare: This category recognizes a highly influential Latino in the healthcare sector in Michigan who has dedicated their career to improving access to quality healthcare for Michigan’s Latino community. Nominees have made a significant impact in addressing health disparities and improving health outcomes for Latino communities in Michigan. Their dedication, passion, and expertise have earned them recognition and respect, and they continue to inspire others with their unwavering commitment to improving the health of the Latino community.
  5. Politics and Public Service: This category recognizes influential Latinos in Michigan who have made significant impact in the field of politics or public service. Through their tireless efforts and dedication to the community, these individuals have become a leading voice and advocate for the Latino community. Whether serving in elected office, working in government, or engaging in advocacy work, these nominees have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of those they serve. They have shown a commitment to advancing the interests of Latino communities in Michigan and have earned recognition for their leadership and impact.


Nominations for the 25 Most Influential Latinos in West Michigan will commence on May 1st, 2024, and conclude on July 9th, 2024. The selection process will commence on July 10th, 2024. Successful nominees will be notified by July 30th, 2024. The comprehensive list will be featured in VIVE Michigan Magazine's Hispanic Heritage Month Special Edition, showcasing the remarkable impact of Latino leaders in the region.

Nominee Information

Nominees may be nominated in more than one category, you may nominate yourself and you may nominate more than one person.
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Please share why the nominee is one of Michigan’s most influential Latinos. Provide a short narrative, no longer than 250 words with examples that relate directly to the category description.

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