Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO)

The Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) constituency group was established by NLC in 1976 to serve as a forum for communication and information exchange among Hispanic local government elected officials and NLC colleagues.

In addition to providing training and information services to its members, HELO provides guidance to the NLC Board and to its policy committees on major public policy issues affecting the Hispanic and Latino communities. In recent years, the issues brought forth by HELO's Board of Directors have included the education of Hispanic youth, immigration reform, bilingual education, voting rights and minority business enterprise programs.

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2016 HELO Leadership Retreat
August 25-27
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Conference presentations now available on the conference webpage.

 

Membership

HELO welcomes new and returning members each year. The easiest way to join HELO is by paying annual dues at the City Summit annual conference. Information about joining is available in our membership brochure. Please complete the membership application on the last page of the brochure and email to constituencygroups@nlc.org.

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HELO Bylaws

2016 Board of Directors

The HELO Board of Directors is elected annually at the NLC City Summit from the group's membership. Each year, members are encouraged to submit their nominations for service on the Board. For information about Board nominations and an application form, see the section about membership.

President

 

First Vice President

 

Second Vice President

Joel Navarro

 

Lydia Martinez

 

Gabe Santos

Joel Navarro
Councilmember
Tempe, Arizona

 

Lydia N. Martinez
City Clerk
Bridgeport, Connecticut

 

Gabe Santos
Councilmember
Longmont, Colorado


Board Roster