Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO)

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 also 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, these 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.

Membership

HELO welcomes new and returning members each year.  The easiest way to join HELO is by paying annual dues and fees via the November Congress of Cities registration process.  Information about joining and dues and fees is available on the NLC Congress of Cities registration form.  Dues and fees can be paid online in conjunction with the NLC conference registration fee.  Prospective new members may also join throughout the year by filling out the membership application located in the membership brochure and submitting it to NLC via its instructions.

HELO Bylaws

2014 Board of Directors

The HELO Board of Directors is elected annually at the NLC Congress of Cities 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

Oscar Trevino

 

Joel Navarro

 

Lydia Martinez

Oscar Trevino
Mayor
North Richland Hills, Texas

 

Joel Navarro
Councilmember
Tempe, Arizona

 

Lydia N. Martinez
Councilmember
Bridgeport, Connecticut

Board Roster

Photo Gallery from the HELO Leadership Retreat

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