Fall 2013 Latino Policy Forum

East LA College – November 9, 2013

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ELAC President Marvin Martinez addresses Policy Forum participants. (Photo Credit: Violeta Vaqueiro)

The Southern California Latino Policy Center (SCLPC), in partnership with the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), convened Latino elected officials from throughout the Los Angeles area for its first policy forum. The Fall 2013 Latino Policy Forum, which marked the first partnership between the two organizations, was held on Saturday, November 9.

Forty Latino elected officials from throughout the Los Angeles County, Orange County and Inland Empire area attended the half-day event at East Los Angeles College. Participants at the Forum attended workshops and panels designed to help them become more effective advocates for their communities.

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State Sen. Alex Padilla being interviewed at the Forum. (Photo Credit: Violeta Vaqueiro)

“Ensuring Latino elected officials have the skills and information necessary to be successful advocates for their communities is a mission that is near and dear to our hearts,” stated Ron Garcia, Mayor, City of Brea; and NALEO and Latino Policy Center Board Member.

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Brea Mayor Ron Garcia, NALEO and So CA Latino Policy Center Board member, explains the mission of the Latino Policy Center. (Photo Credit: Violeta Vaqueiro)

Issues addressed by Southern California policymakers during the Forum included:

    • Implementation and impact of the new school Local Control Funding Formula
    • Economic development for local communities
    • Ethics and Governance
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Newly elected Azusa Unified School Board Member Helen Jaramillo learning more about the benefits of So CA Latino Policy Center membership. (Photo Credit: Violeta Vaqueiro)

The forum was organized by the National Association of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials and the Southern California Latino Policy Center.

We’d like to thank our sponsors, which included:

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2013 Latino Policy Forum Report

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