I was chosen as one of sixty newly elected officials for a three day “boot camp” in the nation’s capitol.
The NALEO Educational Fund is the nation’s leading non-partisan organization that facilitates the full participation of Latinos in the American political process, from citizenship to public service. Just two weeks after the pivotal midterm election, 60 of us newly elected Latino officials participated in the prestigious NALEO National Institute for Newly Elected Officials,November 18 – 21, at Gallaudet University’s Kellogg Conference Center in Washington, D.C.
The three-day governance “boot camp,” is a unique, non-partisan professional development program designed to help newly elected officials acquire the skills required for effective governance, and establish professional networks needed to succeedin public office. Seminars include discussions on budgeting, staffing,policy, ethics and other key governance issues. I was honored and humbled to be selected for this unique, intensive training, which I hope will prepare and enhance my ability to serve Patterson. I am excited to take what I learn and apply it to tackling the problems we face every day in Patterson.