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The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) is a non-partisan leadership organization of the nation's more than 6,000 Latino elected and appointed officials.  NALEO members represent all political parties, all levels of government, and diverse constituencies - from metropolitan cities to rural communities.
 
The Board of Directors of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) elected Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Sylvia R. Garcia President of the organization at its annual meeting in June 2009. Commissioner Garcia served as board member from 1999 to 2004, and is the seventh person and first Texan to lead NALEO.
 
After 3, one year terms, Commissioner’s service as the first Texan to lead the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) has come to an end. With the very successful conference held in Orlando in late June, she passes the gavel to California State Senator Alex Padilla. Garcia graciously agreed to serve on the board for another term.
 
NALEO represents the 6,000 plus Latino office holders in the United States dedicated to civic engagement from citizenship to public service.