Lujan takes a secretary job…


Well not quite. But I just got this e-mail from La Puente Mayor Louie Lujan. He can add secretary of the Hispanic Elected Local Officials to his resum:

Orlando, Fla., Nov. 13, 2008 – Bridgeport, Conn., Council Member Carlos Silva was elected the 2009 president of the Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) constituency group during the annual membership meeting at the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Congress of Cities.

Silva was elected to the Bridgeport City Council in 2003 and to the Town Committee in 2004. He is a member of the Black and Hispanic Caucus, Latinos for Action in Bridgeport, and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO).

Other officers elected during the HELO membership meeting include:

1st Vice President: New Haven, Conn., Alderman Sergio Rodriguez
2nd Vice President: Carson, Calif., City Treasurer Karen Avilla
Treasurer: Roeland Park, Kan., Council Member Adrienne Foster
Secretary: La Puente, Calif., Mayor Louie Lujan
Immediate Past President: Avondale, Ariz., Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers
HELO also set its agenda for the upcoming year designating its priority efforts as the issues of immigration and obesity.