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Latino Elected Leaders Convene in Chicago for Inaugural Economic Policy Discussion

Latino Elected Leaders Convene in Chicago for Inaugural Economic Policy Discussion

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The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, the nation’s preeminent Latino leadership organization, will convene over 40 Latino state legislators, county and municipal officials from across the country at the group’s first National Economic Policy Institute, taking place November 14-17, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois.

The Institute, held in partnership with The Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management at Northwestern University, is a three-and-a-half day intensive seminar designed to strengthen the governance capacity of Latino policymakers in the critical areas of finance, policy and management.  Participants at the Institute will join their colleagues to learn about, initiate, advocate and mobilize in favor of more effective public finance management.

Sessions at the Institute will address issues relating to public finance, understanding financial statements, ethics in governance, pension funds, negotiations and decision making, crisis management and public policy and economics.

With the country facing increasingly difficult economic times, it is critical that Latino policymakers have the skills and information necessary to effectively weigh legislative and policy options for preserving the financial security of the communities they represent.  Latino elected officials, in their capacity as decision makers, play a crucial role in setting the financial guidelines and policy for public administrators to follow in delivering local services and pension fund management.

The National Economy Policy Institute is made possible through the support of Title Sponsor, Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC, and Institute Sponsors, Allstate Insurance Company, Community Financial Services Association, FirstSouthwest and Walmart.