ACLAMO is pleased to announce that Nelly Jiménez, our Executive Director and CEO, has been named by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf as a member of his Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs (GACLA).
This appointment keeps ACLAMO at the center of the advocacy for Latinos, since GACLA is dedicated to advising the governor on policies and legislation that impact Latino American communities. GACLA and its commissioners have served Pennsylvania´s growing Latino community since 1971. The commission’s aim is to contribute to the governor´s goal of government that works, schools that teach and jobs that pay.
Emigrating from Venezuela to the United States in 1998, Nelly drew on her administrative and legal experience to become Housing and Family Services Manager at Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. and then Community Relations Director with Maternal & Child Health Consortium. ACLAMO Family Centers named her its Executive Director and CEO in 2015.
ACLAMO applauds Governor Wolf’s identification of the strengths Nelly brings as a commissioner. We also appreciate the governor’s recognition of ACLAMO´s importance and of our 43 years of experience working with the Latino community.
Nelly serves as the co-chair of the Montgomery County Complete Counts Census 2020 and is a co-organizer of the Latino Professional Luncheon for Chester County. She is a board member of the West Chester Area Senior Center, belongs to the Norristown Police Department Advisory Board and is a member of the Montgomery County Board for United Way.
She is on the steering committee for the Montgomery County Maternal and Early Childhood Consortium and sits on the Diversity Council Advisory Board and the Cultural Affairs Board of Montgomery County Community College.
Nelly has received numerous awards, including the 2013 Power Women Award by Main Line Today Magazine, the 2013 Distinguished Service Award by the Chester County Women’s Commission. She has been recognized as the 2015 Most Influential Latina of the Delaware Valley and received the 2018 Superhero Award by United Way of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
Please join us in congratulating Nelly with your own e-mail sent to nellja(at)aclamo.org and include any thoughts or suggestions you have for her to convey to the governor through GACLA.