Community activist, promoter and cultural liaison Herbert Romero has worked with numerous nonprofit organizations since coming to the Wood River Valley in 2015 from Los Angeles with his wife, Mary, and two of their six children.

Romero, 46, founded the Hailey Hispanic Heritage Festival three years ago and was gearing up until recently for a summer full of activities in support of the Hispanic community, including a school carnival, a census education event at Balmoral Apartments, a Cinco de Mayo party and an auto show featuring lowrider cars.

“I am a mobilizer, an advocate and a collaborator,” Romero said.

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“The Chicanos taught me to stand my ground and be proud of my culture.”

Herbert Romero, Community activist

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