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Top Obama Administration Officials to Engage Latino Leaders on Critical Policy Issues in Los Angeles This Week
Date:6/22/2009

Three-Day Conference to focus on Education, Health and Sustainable Communities

LOS ANGELES, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 26th Annual Conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), a three-day event designed to enhance the governance skills of participants and deepen their understanding of critical policy issues, will take place on June 25-27 at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

The NALEO Annual Conference is the largest gathering of Latino elected and appointed officials in the nation. The Conference allows elected officials from all levels of public office to gather with leading policy experts from the public, private, and non-profit sectors to tackle a broad policy agenda, including the 2010 Census, sustainability, education, health care, and immigration reform.

Experts at this year's Conference include: Cecilia Munoz, White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs; Nancy Sutley, Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality; Rebecca Blank, Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs; and Adolfo Carrion, Jr., Director, White House Office of Urban Affairs.

Conference participants will be joined by U.S. Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard; California Latino Caucus Chair and State Senator Gil Cedillo; California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass; Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina; San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo; and His Excellency Arturo Sarukhan, Mexican Ambassador to the United States.

To obtain additional convention details please visit our Web site at: http://www.naleo.org/LA09/NALEO_26th_Annual_Conference_Agenda_061609_External.pdf

WHAT: 26th Annual NALEO Conference

WHEN: June 25-27, 2009

Opening Plenary:

State of American Communities: Governing in Troubled Economic Times

Thursday, June 25, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon 1 & 2, Level 5 of Retail

Opening Remarks:

Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, NALEO Educational Fund

Keynote Remarks:

Hon. Adolfo Carrion, Jr., Director, White House Office of Urban Affairs

Hon. Nancy Sutley, Chair, The White House Council on Environmental Quality

Panelists:

Dr. Manuel Pastor, Professor & Director, USC Center for Sustainable Cities

Hon. Darline Robles, Superintendent, Los Angeles County Office of Education

Session Chair:

Hon. Sylvia Garcia, Commissioner, Harris County, Texas

ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

Kick-Off Press Conference

Thursday, June 25, 2009, 11:15 a.m.

Location: Studio C, Mezzanine, 2nd Level of Hotel

Ya Es Hora Press Conference

Friday, June 26, 2009, 10:00 a.m.

Location, Studio C, Mezzanine, 2nd Level of Hotel

The "Green Industry": Providing Solutions for Local Economies

Thursday, June 25, 2009, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon 6 Level 5 of Retail

  • Hon. Nancy Sutley, Chair, The White House Council on Environmental Quality

Plenary: Latinos and Census 2010: On the Brink of the Count

Friday, June 26, 2009, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon 1 & 2, Level 5 of Retail

  • Hon. Rebecca Blank, Undersecretary for Economic Affairs, U.S. Department of Commerce

Justice Matters: A Discussion on the Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States

Friday, June 26, 2009, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Location: Studio E, Mezzanine, 2nd Level of Hotel

The New Washington and Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Friday, June 26, 2009, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon 6, Level 5 of Retail

  • Cecilia Munoz, Director, The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

Plenary: Latinos in Hollywood

Saturday, June 27, 2009, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon 1 & 2, Level 5 of Retail

National Leadership Luncheon

Saturday, June 27, 2009, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon 1 & 2, Level 5 of Retail

  • Cecilia Munoz, Director, The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Hon. Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio, Texas

    CONTACT:  Eric Wagner: (323) 683-9295
    Mark Glaze: (202) 271-0982



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