2023 HELO Summer Conference: Why City Leaders Should Attend

May 8, 2023 - (2 min read)

As local elected leaders, the demands on our time are extensive, but we must remember to invest in ourselves to meet the challenges we face in our local communities. That is why you deserve to make the time and investment to attend this year’s Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Summer Conference. We have weathered difficult times during the past three years. It is time to come together, support each other, expand our networks, and refuel!

The HELO Board of Directors and summer conference planning committee have been working diligently to develop a valuable and energizing experience in Coral Gables – Miami, Florida, May 24-26, 2023. This year’s theme, “Cities Work for All: Count Latinos in the Lead,” is a reflection of where we find ourselves in 2023. We are a growing presence, leading cities, and we need to be counted in!

The program includes an opening keynote address from Arturo Vargas, Chief Executive Officer of the NALEO Educational Fund. He will share important information on how Federal agencies collect data on race and ethnicity and what the implications are for all of us.

Other sessions on the program include:

  • Providing Equitable Access to Healthcare
  • Spotlight on Resilient Communities
  • Latinos and the Media
  • Broadband Access
  • Accessing Federal Infrastructure Funding
  • Two Mobile Tours to sites in the greater Coral Gables – Miami area

Special Conference Highlights:

  • The beautiful, historic Biltmore Hotel will give us an ideal and relaxing setting for our meetings and learning experience
  • Remarks from Coral Gables Mayor, Vince Lago and Miami-Dade County Mayor, Daniella Levine Cava
  • An evening of entertainment from Melina Almodóvar, La Muñeca de la Salsa, and Tito Puente, Jr. and his band will energize us on Thursday evening, May 26

You don’t want to miss what promises to be a phenomenal opportunity to build new connections with Hispanic and Latino/a/x elected officials and allies, share best practices, and explore solutions to ongoing challenges experienced in your communities.

About the Author

Aidee Nieves is the President of NLC’s Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Constituency Group and Council President of the City of Bridgeport, CT.

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Learn more about the HELO Summer Conference or register today to reserve your spot.

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