Friday, September 25, 2020

William Ramos Appointed to Department of Commerce

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) issued the following statement commending the appointment of Mr. William A. Ramos to serve as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce:

“The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), the nation’s preeminent Latino leadership organization, congratulates Mr. William A. Ramos on his appointment to serve as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Mr. Ramos is currently the NALEO Educational Fund’s Washington, DC Office Director.

“As the Department of Commerce’s Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Mr. Ramos will be well-positioned to strengthen the relationship between the Department and state and local officials throughout the United States, including the more than 6,000 Latino elected and appointed officials nationwide. This responsibility is particularly critical for the success of Census 2010 outreach efforts, which must involve effective partnerships between the Census Bureau and state and local governments.

“Mr. Ramos’ passion for community service, social and racial justice, and the empowerment of the Latino community and communities of color spans a professional career of more than two decades. As the NALEO Educational Fund’s Washington Office Director, Mr. Ramos has led the organization’s efforts to promote public policies that enhance Latino opportunities to participate in the American political process, particularly in the areas of naturalization, comprehensive immigration reform, the 2010 Census, and Presidential appointments. NALEO commends President Barack Obama and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on the appointment of Mr. Ramos – an appointment which will help the Department forge vital partnerships which are critical for its future work.”

NALEO