Steve Salazar elected to National League of Cities Board of Directors …Councilmember Pauline Medrano elected to HELO board of directors

Dallas, TX – Councilmember Steve Salazar (District 6) has been elected to the board of directors of the National League of Cities (NLC). The National League of Cities is the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States . Its mission is to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership, and governance.

The National League of Cities is governed by a Board of Directors, made up of the president, first vice president, second vice president, all past presidents still in government service, and 40 other members. Twenty members of the Board of Directors are elected each year during the Annual Business Meeting to serve two-year terms. Councilmember Salazar was endorsed by the Texas Municipal League and was elected to serve at their recent Annual Business Meeting in New Orleans .

Mr. Salazar has represented the City of Dallas on various initiatives within NLC. He has been an active participant on the Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee as well as a Board Member with the Hispanic Elected Local Officials constituency group. Additionally, he has served on NLC’s Immigration Task Force.

Councilmember Pauline Medrano (District 2) was elected to the board of the Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) constituency group. HELO was established by the National League of Cities in 1976 to serve as a forum for communication and information exchange among Hispanic local government elected officials and NLC colleagues. In addition to providing training and information services to its members, HELO also provides guidance to the NLC Board and to its policy committees on major public policy issues affecting the Hispanic and Latino communities. In recent years, HELO’s Board of Directors have provided guidance on the education of Hispanic youth, immigration reform, discussions on the North American Free Trade Agreement, bilingual education, voting rights, and minority business enterprise programs.