Henry Cisneros, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and current chair of National Hispanic University’s advisory board, will be the keynote speaker at HAPCOA’s 40th Anniversary Training Symposium in San Antonio, Texas on November 19th.

Mr. Cisneros began his career serving three terms as a city council member before becoming the first Hispanic-American mayor of a major U.S. city, San Antonio, Texas. In 1992, he was appointed by President Clinton to be the HUD secretary, where he was credited with initiating the revitalization of many of the nation’s public housing developments and with formulating policies that contributed to achieving the nation’s highest-ever home ownership rate.