Dora Mendivil invited to the

May 12, 2002

Hispanic leadership summit


Staff Writer

SAN DIEGO — Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Escondido, invited longtime Calexican Dora Mendivil to participate in the upcoming National Hispanic Leadership Summit.

Mendivil is the director of San Diego's Center for Employment Training. According to her Imperial Valley colleagues, she lived in Calexico for 30 years before moving to San Diego.

The summit, open only to participants nominated by members of Congress, will be this fall.

Cunningham said he chose Mendivil for her "continued commitment to providing the Hispanic community with visibility and a strong voice in our country's affairs."


At the summit, Mendivil and fellow participants will study proposals to protect and strengthen families, create economic growth, provide quality health care and ensure educational opportunities.

Congress members, representatives of the Bush administration and leaders from various fields will be speakers at the summit.

"At this critical time in our nation's history, the need for establishing a policy-based dialogue between government leaders and Hispanic leaders from communities across America has never been more important," Cunningham wrote in a letter to Mendivil.

Judy Siqueiros, director of El Centro's Center for Employment Training, said Mendivil has asked for residents of the Imperial Valley to contact her if there is something they want to see addressed at the summit.

To contact Mendivil: e-mail her at, write her at CET 3295 Market St. San Diego, CA 92102 or call her at (619) 233-6829.

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