Ontario man focuses on diversity

By Pat Caldwell
The Enterprise
ONTARIO – For Gustavo Morales, helping his community isn’t just a nice catch phrase.
It’s a way of life.
His devotion to helping bridging cultures recently earned the 25-year-old Ontario resident an appointment to the Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs. Gov. Kate Brown made the appointment. Morales joined the seven-member board in September. Morales, who is the executive director of Euvalcree, a Latino-based advocacy group in Ontario, said he pondered the decision to join the board carefully.
“I didn’t want to go into something and not be able to make a full commitment,” said Morales.
He said he considered the opportunity for six months before deciding it was the right move.
His path to becoming a community advocate began in medical school. Morales started in 2012 but by the end of his first year, he said doubted . . .