2018 HELO Annual Leadership Retreat
HELO Member Registration Rates
Advance Registration (March 1 – Aug. 31): $150.00
Onsite Registration (Sept 1- Sept 12 ): $200.00
HELO Non-Member Registration Rates
Advance Registration (March 1 – Aug. 31): $250.00
Onsite Registration (Sept. 1- Sept. 12): $350.00
Spouse/Guest/Youth Registration Rates
Advance Registration (March 1 – Aug 31): $85.00
Onsite Registration (Sept 1 – Sept 12): $150.00
In order for individual spouses/guests/youth/students to attend any or all HELO Annual Leadership Retreat activities and meal functions, each individual must be officially registered for the conference and wear registration badges at all times for admittance to sessions/meals.
Event Cancellation Policy
Any registration cancellations occurring between March 1- Aug. 31, will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Requests for cancellations must be made in writing and sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No refunds will be given after Aug. 31st.
NLC will hold a room block for attendees at the Phoenix Park Hotel at a rate of $259.00 per night.
Just a five minute or less walk from the hotel, minutes from a metro station and adjacent to Capital Hill, the Phoenix Park Hotel doesn't sacrifice comfort for convenience.
The hotel is located at 520 North Capitol Street, NW, 20001.
Please note that the room block will close Monday, August 20 at 11:59 p.m.
Or call the hotel directly at (855) 371-6824 and using the group code 22124 or National League of Cities.
Attendees are responsible for their own air and ground travel.
Monday, September 10, 2018
|1:00 - 5:30 p.m.||Registration|
|2:00 - 4:30 p.m.||NLC University Seminar: Latino Civic Engagement at the Local Level|
|4:45 - 6:00 p.m.||Welcome Reception|
|6:00 - 7:00 p.m.||HELO Board Meeting|
|7:30 - 9:30 p.m.||HELO Board Dinner - By Invitation Only|
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
|8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Conference Registration|
|8:30 - 9:45 a.m.||Session: Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Efforts Roundtable Long-Term Recovery|
|10:00 - 11:15 a.m.||Session - Education: Pre K to Post Secondary|
|11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.||Session - Opioid Epidemic|
|1:00 - 2:30 p.m.||Luncheon Plenary - Census 2020|
|2:45 - 3:45 p.m.||Session - Funding Democracy: Campaign Finance and Transparent Elections for Municipalities|
|3:45 - 4:00 p.m.||Break|
|4:00 - 5:30 p.m.||Session - Affordable Housing|
|6:00 - 7:30 p.m.||Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month - Offsite Reception|
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
|7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Conference Registration|
|8:00 - 9:00 a.m.||Building the Workforce of the Future - Breakfast Roundtable - Sponsored by Colonial Life|
|9:15 - 10:00 a.m.||Session - Digital Divide: Economic Impact on the Latino Community|
|11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Break|
|12:00 - 2:00 p.m.||Luncheon Plenary: Immigration Reform|
|3:00 - 5:30 p.m.||NLC Leaders Fly-In Briefing|
|5:30 - 7:30 p.m.||NLC Fly-In Reception|
Thursday, September 13, 2018
|7:30 - 8:30 a.m.||Breakfast at NLC|
|8:30 - 8:45 a.m.||Travel to Capitol Hill|
|9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m||NLC September Capitol Hill Advocacy Day|
The Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) constituency group was created to serve as a forum for communication and information exchange among Hispanic local government elected officials and NLC colleagues. HELO also provides training and information services to its members.
This year, HELO's agenda focuses on three priorities:
- The 2020 Census and the importance of gathering accurate data.
- Latino empowerment: how to mobilize more Latinos to vote at the local level.
- Immigration and trade reform: the effects of business trade on, and opportunities for, local economies.
More reasons to attend this year’s Annual Leadership Retreat to:
- Enhance your network with Hispanic elected officials and statewide leaders
- Learn about timely issues in special seminars that help to expand your skill sets
- Strengthen your governance skills
- Adapt community arts programs as best practices for your community
- Attend the HELO Membership Forum
- Find solutions to challenging problems in your hometown
- Consider becoming a future leader in HELO and NLC