Lawrence’s District “D” City Councilor Jeovanny Rodriguez is in Washington, D.C. this week for a three day policy conference with the race-based National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.
“I welcome the opportunity to learn how to better serve my constituency in Lawrence, and I am eager to represent our community at this national event,” Rodriguez said. “I look forward to meeting and collaborating with my fellow colleagues in government from across the United States.”
The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund will convene more than 70 Latinos for the NALEO 11th Biennial National Institute for Newly Elected Officials from November 17-20, 2016.
The three-and-half day event will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.
The National Institute for Newly Elected Officials is the preeminent liberal Democrat professional development program available to new Latino policymakers. At the convening this week, NALEO Educational Fund will give participants the opportunity to successfully launch their careers in public office by equipping them with the necessary governance and leadership skills to become an effective policymaker on behalf of their constituents.
Participants from 17 states and varying levels of office will join NALEO Educational Fund for this timely event, including newly elected officials from Arizona (7), California (17), Colorado (6), Connecticut (2), Florida (3), Georgia (1), Illinois (1), Iowa (1), Massachusetts (5), Nebraska (1), New Jersey (1), New Mexico (6), Rhode Island (2), Texas (15), Utah (1), Virginia (1) and Washington (1).
The curriculum will provide training on how to get started in public office, the policymaking process, budgets, effective messaging and communications, use of social media, ethics, and how to work with the press. Newly elected officials will also benefit from interacting with seasoned policymakers, networking with colleagues from across the country, and hearing from leading experts that serve as the Institute’s faculty.