San Luis, Arizona — Tadeo A. De La Hoya joined the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, the nation’s preeminent Latino leadership organization, and more than 50 other policymakers from across the country for a two-day institute in Boston, Massachusetts. The event provided local and state officials with professional development on how to proactively prepare their communities to confront and recover from natural or man-made emergencies during a time of increasing global and domestic threats.
During the NALEO Educational Fund’s National Policy Institute on Emergency Planning and Preparedness that took place from August 19-20, 2016, Tadeo A. De La Hoya had the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the different levels of planning and preparedness needed to help their communities prepare for, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from various types of disasters and emergencies.
“This training allowed me learn the necessities of emergency preparedness in our community” stated Tadeo A. De La Hoya, City of San Luis Interim City Manager and Gadsden Elementary School Board Member. “Creating resilient and emergency ready communities is imperative for cities around the United States” he added.
In addition to strengthening their governance skills and receiving timely information on emergency planning and preparedness, Tadeo A. De La Hoya also had the opportunity to network with colleagues and leading experts from throughout the country.
Tadeo A. De La Hoya and the co-hort of policymakers that participated in this convening will be invited to participate in a second Policy Institute in 2017 that will focus on emergency management and response.
This event was made possible through the generous support of Title Sponsor, State Farm®. A full schedule and list of speakers is available on the NALEO Educational Fund website at http://www.naleo.org/2016_emergency.