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Hispanic Elected Local Officials honor Pena, Cisneros.

The Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) presented its Distinguished Service Award to Henry Cisneros and Federico Pena in an emotional awards ceremony March 6.

Cisneros, Secretary of Honsing and Urban Development (HUD) and a former president of HELO, expressed his sincere appreciation to HELO.

In response to the 100 people in attendance, Cisneros recalled the days when HELO meetings consisted of eight individuals "unless the city council of San Juan-, Puerto Rico attended."

Cisneros encouraged HELO members to continue fulfilling its role as a bridge to NLC to ensure that the concerns of Hispanics are placed on the forefront of the municipal agenda.

Pena, Secretary of Transportation, accepted his award on behalf of the Hispanic community of Denver. He said that more than 90 percent of the Hispanic community in Denver supported him when he was mayor "during the good times and the bad times."
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Title Annotation:Henry Cisneros, Federico Pena
Author:Barreto, Julio
Publication:Nation's Cities Weekly
Date:Mar 22, 1993
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