Fernando Romero

President, Hispanics in Politics

Fernando Romero, is a 49-year resident of Las Vegas, where he has actively participated in numerous education, civic, social and political organizations with the goal of informing, educating and empowering the Hispanic community.   
 His active community involvement started in 1969 when he volunteered to direct the Nevada Association of Latin Americans' education, civic, social service and employment agency.  Fernando is a 1970 graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he founded  the Student Organization of Latinos, a student advocacy organization still active in many high schools.
In 1974, he became one of the pioneers of Spanish-language radio, hosting a program that brought news and music from throughout the Spanish-speaking world to Las Vegas at a time when Spanish-language newspapers, radio and television were non-existent.

  • Fernando's many organizational affiliations  include:
  • Hispanics In Politics, President (lifelong member)
  • Citizens Advisory Committee to Create the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Citizen Review Board
  • Committee to Create Las Vegas City Wards 5 and 6, Member (four-member committee)
  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee, Member
  • Families for Effective Autism Treatment, Member
  • KNPR, Public Radio, Founding Board 
  • Governor Bob Miller’s Cabinet, Member (First Latino to hold this honor)
  • Nevada’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office, Former Director (First to hold that office)\
  • Nevada Equal Rights Commission, Former State Director
  • Mirage Resorts, Inc., Manager Government Relations
  • National Council of La Raza (NCLR), Former Nevada State Field Coordinator 
  • Latin Chamber of Commerce, Former Board Member (initial 15 years)
  • Clark County Housing Authority, Former Chairman 
  • American Heart Association, Former Director, Juntos Community Education Program
  • Bienvenido Bilingual Program (1980, first such program in the State of Nevada), Chairman, Title VII Advisory Council 
  • Leadership Las Vegas Class of '98, Greater Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Clark County Election Department, Early Voting Committee, Member
  • Nevada Fight Fraud Taskforce, Founding Member, Community Representative
  • Clark County School District, Payback Program Participant

He has received numerous honors and awards,  including 

  • “Pioneer/Trailblazer Award”, KCEP Radio (2014)
  • “Outstanding Young Men of America”, Jaycees (1975)
  • “Public Service Award” Latin Chamber of Commerce 
  • “Arturo Cambeiro Hispanic of the Year Award”, Latin Chamber of Commerce
  • “Distinguished Service Award”, Pro bono Project, Clark County Bar Association 

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