About NALEO

A non-partisan membership association whose constituency includes Latino elected and appointed officials from across the country
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Welcome!

Our nation is at a critical juncture for Latinos and all Americans. With issues like education, healthcare, infrastructure, voting rights, and immigration at the forefront of our nation’s policy agenda, elected and appointed officials have an unprecedented opportunity to help America’s communities thrive.

Whether you have just assumed office or have been serving for some time, you know that the honor of public service comes with tremendous responsibility.

In addition to your day-to-day leadership responsibilities, you must keep your professional skills sharp, remain aware of emerging policy issues, and prepare for the unexpected. Therefore, it is critical to maintain a network of fellow leaders whom you can call upon when questions arise in times of crisis and beyond.

That’s where NALEO comes in. The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) is distinct in its ability to convene Latino elected and appointed officials from across the country, across the aisle, and from all Latino backgrounds and cultures. In our increasingly divisive world, NALEO is where all Latino elected and appointed officials are encouraged to come together.

This is why it is my pleasure to invite you — a leader on the frontlines for our communities — to join me as a Member of NALEO — a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization committed to ensuring the nation’s more than 7,000 (and growing!) Latino elected and appointed officials are effective advocates for the communities they serve.

As a NALEO Member, you will receive the following:
• Exclusive access to premier professional development opportunities;
• Groundbreaking research publications on our nation’s most pressing policy issues;
• A network of more than 7,000 Latino elected and appointed officials nationwide;
• Lifelong friendships and professional relationships; and
• So much more.

NALEO’s position as the largest network of Latino elected and appointed officials in the country gives us the unique opportunity to host events like the one-of-a-kind NALEO Annual Conference, cutting-edge Policy Institutes, and live webinars. These events feature renowned subject matter experts who cover substantive topics that affect our communities the most — issues like education, healthcare, housing, and economic development.

And as #TheNALEONetwork grows, so do the opportunities we offer to you, our Members.
We hope you’ll join us as you embark on or continue your political journey. And remember that your #NALEOFamilia is always here to help when questions arise.

Best Regards,

Dr. Lubby Navarro
NALEO President   


More about NALEO

Established in 1976, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) is a 501(c)(4) non-partisan membership organization whose constituency includes the nation’s more than 6,800 elected and appointed Latino officials.

NALEO is governed by a 35 member Board of Directors comprised of the nation’s Latino elected and appointed leadership with ex-officio representatives from Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) of the National League of Cities, the National School Board Association’s National Hispanic Caucus of School Board Members, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.  


For more information on NALEO or how to join the largest network of Latino elected and appointed officials, contact the NALEO Membership Department at (213) 765-9430 or at [email protected].