For Immediate Release December 27, 2012
Rigo Leal, Public Information Officer, 303-651-8840
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Longmont Council Members Appointed to National Boards
DECEMBER 27, 2012 - Longmont Mayor Pro Tem Gabe Santos and Council Member Sarah Levison recently received appointments to two National League of Cities boards.
At the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Congress of Cities and Exposition in Boston, Mass., Mayor Pro Tem Gabe Santos was elected to a two-year term on the board of directors of the Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) group. HELO provides guidance to the NLC Board and to its policy committees on major public policy issues affecting Hispanic and Latino communities. In recent years, these issues have included the education of Hispanic youth, immigration reform, bilingual education, voting rights, and minority business enterprise programs.
Also at the conference Council Member Sarah Levison was elected to the position of vice-chair of NLC’s Finance, Administration, and Intergovernmental Relations Steering Committee, which develops policy positions on national issues of importance to local governments.
“We are delighted to see Sarah get this important appointment," said Sam Mamet, Executive Director of the Colorado Municipal League." There are many key issues emerging in the Congress affecting municipal finances and budgets. I am delighted that she can help bring a Colorado focus to those conversations within this committee. We were happy to support her efforts to become Vice Chair.”
And in 2013 Levison will continue her term on the board of directors of NLC’s Women in Municipal Government group.