Photo: Capitol building
The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund will convene more than 60 newly elected Latino state legislators, county and municipal officials, and school board members from across the country for the group’s 9th Biennial NALEO National Institute for Newly Elected Officials in Washington, D.C.
The Institute, held at the Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University from November 15-18, 2012, is an intensive training seminar designed to help newly elected Latino officials acquire the tools and information necessary to move their communities forward.
The three-and-a-half day “boot camp” offers a comprehensive introduction to public service, with seminars addressing budgeting, staffing, policymaking, and other key governance issues. Participants will join experts and other elected officials from all levels of government for this unique, non-partisan skills development and training program in the nation’s Capitol.
Attendees include U.S. Rep. Elect Mary Lujan Grisham (D NM-1)—the first Latina to represent her state in the U.S. House of Representatives—and U.S. Rep. Elect Tony Cardenas (D CA-29)—the first Latino U.S. Rep. from Southern Calif.’s San Fernando Valley area.