I just completed an amazing weekend in Washington, DC where I was privileged to represent the firm at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) 33rd annual conference. I joined about a thousand attendees who discussed issues of importance to the Latino community nationwide, as well as to the country as a whole.
The annual conference is a significant event every year, but it is most significant in a major election year when there is so much to discuss and to learn. On the first night, I was fortunate to sit with the delegation from the City of Dallas along with Texas Congressman Ruben Hinojosa, and we had a lively discussion about the issues of the day. HUD Secretary and former San Antonio Mayor (and former Linebarger client) Julian Castro was honored at that dinner and I was honored that he stood with us for a photo.
Pictured, from left to right: Dallas County Treasurer Pauline Medrano, Dallas City Council Member Adam Medrano, Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Monica Alonzo, Dallas County Schools Board of Trustees member Omar Narvaez, Dallas City Council member Phillip Kingston, US HUD Secretary Julian Castro, US Congressman Ruben Hinojosa, Linebarger Dallas Managing Partner Bridget Lopez
On the next night, the firm was recognized along with other sponsors at the “Welcome Dallas” reception. Dallas will host the 34th annual conference, next year, and this reception was held to herald that upcoming event.
While coincidental I can’t help but note that, this year, NALEO is celebrating its 40th year as an organization and so is Linebarger. Here’s to the next 40 for both of us!
Dallas Office Managing Partner