Fererras-Copeland elected vice president of national Latino organization

By Bill Parry

City Councilwoman Julissa Fererras-Copeland (D-East Elmhurst) expanded her profile Sunday when she was elected vice president of the board of directors of The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials following the organization’s 33rd annual conference.

The meeting drew more than 1,000 of the most influential Latino elected officials in the country, including Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro and Labor Secretary Tom Perez.

“It’s a great honor to be elected vice president for such an important organization for the Latino electorate in 2016,” Fererras-Copeland said. “I am humbled and honored that my colleagues have chosen me to lead this organization during such an exciting and historic time for our community. I am ready to do my part to continue to help our nation’s Latino elected officials develop the leadership and governance skills they need to be effective advocates for their communities.”

NALEO is the leadership organization of the nation’s more than 6,100 Latino elected and appointed officials.

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at bparry@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4538.

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