2014 NLC HELO Leadership Retreat

  • Date: August 21, 2014 - August 23, 2014
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Category: Event


Established in 1976 as a forum for communication and information exchange among Hispanic local government elected officials and NLC colleagues, the Hispanic Elected Local Officials group provides training and networking for its members.

Attend this year's Summer Leadership Retreat to:

  • Enhance your network with Latino elected officials and national leaders
  • Learn more about issues in special seminars that help to expand your skill sets
  • Strengthen your governance skills
  • Attend the HELO Board of Directors Meeting
  • Find solutions to challenging problems in your hometown
  • Consider becoming a future leader in HELO and NLC

Why you should attend

The meeting will include discussion forums about HELO's mission and work objectives with NLC and its strategic plan and municipal issue sessions that offer creative solutions for local leaders about financial literacy, minority small business development, Hispanic Chambers of Commerce activities nationwide, an economic development tour of the Boston area offering best practices adaptable to your hometown, internet and broadband access for communities and an NLC University skills training session for professional credits. A benefit of membership in HELO helps individuals receive training and networking opportunities. All NLC members and colleagues with an interest in Latino issues in their communities are all welcome to attend.

Conference Registration Fees

The HELO Leadership Retreat registration deadline is July 15, 2014. Registration is online only. Registration onsite fees apply after July 15.

Spouse/Guest or Youth Attendance

In order for individual spouses/guests/youth to attend any or all HELO Retreat activities and meal functions, each individual must be officially registered for the retreat and wear registration badges at all times for admittance to sessions/meals.

Event Cancellation Policy

Any registration cancellations occurring after August 4, 2014 will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Refunds (minus the $50) will be mailed after October 1, 2014. Requests for cancellations must be in writing and sent via email to constituencygroups@nlc.org.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • 1:00 PM
    NLC/HELO Registration

  • 2:00 PM
    HELO Board of Directors Meeting (Executive Session)

  • 3:00 PM
    Open Forum – HELO’s Mission, Who We Are, Upcoming Goals

  • 4:45 PM
    HELO Committee Meetings

  • 7:00 PM
    Group Dinner

Friday, August 22, 2014

  • 8:00 AM
    NLC/HELO Registration

  • 8:30 AM
    Continental Breakfast

  • 9:00 AM
    Welcome and Meeting Overview

  • 9:15 AM
    Broadband Accessibility: Comcast’s Internet Essentials

  • 10:15 AM
    Financial Literacy: Smart Strategies for Your Constituents

  • 11:15 AM
    Opportunities with the U.S. Department of Commerce & the Minority Business Development Administration

  • 12:15 PM
    Networking Lunch with Guest Speaker

  • 2:00PM
    NLC University Skills Training Session for Credits

  • 6:30 PM
    Sunset Reception

Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • 7:30 AM
    Sunrise Continental Breakfast

  • 8:00 AM
    NLC/HELO Registration

  • 8:15 AM
    Best Practices Boston Mobile Workshop – Creating Economic Vitality in Your Hometown

  • 11:00 AM
    Hotel Check-Out Break

  • 12:00 PM
    Work Luncheon with HELO Committee Chair Reports & Presentation about Opportunities with the Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

  • 2:00 PM
    HELO Leadership Retreat Closing Remarks


Sheraton Boston
Boston, MA

Accommodations are provided at the Sheraton Boston 39 Dalton Street. Just steps away from Boston's enchanting Newbury street filled with shops and restaurants and connected to Boston's Prudential Center. The hotel features a complimentary pool, sauna, and exercise room along with complimentary internet. Guest room space is limited, so make your reservations early.

You may make your reservations by phone or online. Please call the Boston number at 617-236-2000 and ask for reservations stating you are with the NLC/2014 HELO Summer room block OR make your reservations online by using this personalized link Reservations..

The guest rooms are $175.00 with a 14.45% tax per room, per night. Please make your reservations by July 15, 2014. For your travel dates, plan to arrive for conference activities the morning of Wednesday, August 20 and ending Saturday evening, August 23.

Group rates will be honored three (3) days prior to the official start of the conference and three (3) days after the conference ends, based on hotel availability. Check in time is 3:00 pm and check out time is 12:00 noon. All reservations must be guaranteed for arrival with a major credit card.

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