GFOA is proud to announce an enhanced partnership agreement with the Local Government Hispanic Network. With this new agreement, the two organizations will further collaborate on educational and networking opportunities and work to leverage the specific strengths of both organizations’ membership networks to support local governments and their employees – and specifically Hispanic finance officers.
A key benefit of the partnership is the opportunity for GFOA members to participate in LGHN’s Padrinos y Madrinas mentoring program.
The Padrinos y Madrinas Program builds on the Padrinos/Madrinas tradition in Hispanic/Latino(a) culture. Padrinos and Madrinas are an extension of family and provide a strong support system for family members. Extending this concept to the professional realm, the LGHN Padrinos/Madrinas Program creates the same support system for emerging leaders working in local government.
LGHN and GFOA are excited to offer seasoned leaders in local government who are committed to assisting emerging leaders who serve diverse populations and supporting the next generation of government innovators. These one-to-one volunteer coaches are from all disciplines and are available to offer career advancement strategies, solution-based discussions, assistance in addressing local challenges faced when serving a diverse community and/or to share their experience and expertise on specific issues. For this year, GFOA is partnering with LGHN to offer a cohort of the program focusing on finance officers.
For more information please visit - https://lghn.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3289