FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Mayor T. Oscar Trevino Elected President of Hispanic Elected Local Officials

November 14, 2013

Seattle, Wash. - T. Oscar Trevino, mayor, North Richland Hills, Texas, was elected the 2014 president of the Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) constituency group during the group's membership business meeting today during the National League of Cities' Congress of Cities & Exposition in Seattle, Wash.

Other officers elected during the HELO meeting include:

  • 1st Vice President: Joe Navarro, councilmember, Tempe, Ariz.
  • 2nd Vice President: Lydia N. Martinez, councilmember, Bridgeport, Conn.
  • Immediate Past President: Karen Avilla, city treasurer, Carson, Calif.

Established in 1976 as a forum for communication and information exchange among Hispanic local government elected officials and NLC colleagues, HELO provides training and information services to its members. HELO addresses issues affecting the Hispanic community such as education of Hispanic youth, immigration reform, the North American Free Trade Agreement, bilingual education, voting rights and minority business enterprise programs.

The National League of Cities is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

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