Boston- State Representative Jeffrey Sánchez is pleased to welcome his colleagues from the Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs (BHCC) to their annual meeting in his hometown of Boston. Mayor Thomas M. Menino will graciously host the members of the BHCC within the city of Boston throughout the weekend and at the Parkman House on Saturday night. Representative Sánchez, as the Conference Committee Chairman, has worked in conjunction with the BHCC Chairman Ross Romero to provide an educational and insightful three day annual meeting with workshops on public health, economic development, and public safety among a number of other topics. There will also be evening events at Harvard and the Parkman House.
The Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs is a national group comprised of elected chairs of Latino caucuses. They are raising awareness about public policy priorities for the Latino community, promoting greater participation and engagement in the national political dialogue, and strengthening Hispanic caucuses both in the states and nationwide. The BHCC has set an agenda of economic opportunity, health care, education, and more.
“I am thrilled to be able to host my national colleagues in Boston;” stated Representative Sánchez, “this is a great opportunity for other Hispanic Chairmen and Chairwomen to learn about our city, our state, our innovative healthcare system, and our economy.”
“We are excited to have the BHCC 7th Annual conference in historic Boston. Boston is such a unique city that our group is excited to explore,” said Chairman Romero, “Also with Massachusetts being a leader in health care and technology, I look forward to our members learning from the experts here during our workshops”
The annual meeting will kick off with the second annual Latina Legislative Summit and a welcoming reception on Thursday, December 6. The second day will be a round of legislative workshops and panels followed by a tour of Harvard University and a reception at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. The final day will offer legislative workshops on Public Education Funding and Finance and on Economic Development and Job Creation, followed by a reception with Hispanic dignitaries at the Parkman House.