Category «Meeting Recap»

January 23, 2020

Elevate Las Cruces Planning enthusiast Sharon (Sherry) Thomas spoke about the Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan. She explained that in 1999 Las Cruces had a plan but no implementation of the plan. Elevate Las Cruces, the city’s new comprehensive plan, instead looks at implementation and has a vision for the next 20-30 years. The plan is …

November 7, 2019

PVA had a special post-election meeting. Many candidates who were on the ballot came to express their appreciation for their campaign teams and the voters. Other announcements were made (events are listed on our calendar) and 2020 candidates asked for support as their campaigns are being launched. There is no recap for this meeting – …

October 24, 2019

Unified Action The IssueVoting is essential to our democracy. It’s also important that we advocate for the candidates we believe in. A friend’s recommendation can have a big influence on how we vote.  Encourage your network of friends to vote in this important election – every vote makes a difference. Reach out to friends and family …

September 26, 2019

Las Cruces’ First Consolidated Election County Clerk Amanda Lopez-Askin and Deputy County Clerk Lindsey Bachman spoke about the upcoming consolidated election—what this means is that Las Cruces will sort of fold all of their (off-year) elections onto one ballot (School Board and Soil & Water Conservation District used to be separate elections). They also explained …

August 22, 2019

Be in the know about Community Schools David Greenberg, the Las Cruces Public Schools Community Schools Director, discussed with everyone what the Community Schools program does. The purpose of a Community School is to create a neighborhood hub that provides community engagement, family engagement, social services, and health services within the schools to help students/families …

June 27, 2019

Update from Cabinet Secretary of Workforce Solutions: Bill McCamley Having just arrived in town from Albuquerque, Bill McCamley said it felt good to be home. He recently moved to Santa Fe to serve as Cabinet Secretary for the Department of Workforce Solutions and said he love-love-loves working with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “She is a …

May 23, 2019

Retake Our Democracy Founders of Retake Our Democracy, Roxanne Barber and Paul Gibson, explained the purpose of their organization, which is to educate, activate, and organize to ultimately create social, racial, environmental, and economic justice at local, state and national levels. “We believe that lasting social change is borne out of local activism, and to …

April 25, 2019

Doña Ana Communities United Explains their Timebank Project We had several people who work for DACU explain the purpose of their work. Doña Ana Communities United (DACU) creates welcoming spaces for all people, especially those whose voices and stories go unheard. We build genuine relationships, carry out uplifting projects, and engage with local government. DACU …

March 28, 2019

Legislators Talk about Successes and Disappointments As has become a PVA tradition, we invited our local NM legislators to the meeting to give us a summary of their experience at the Roundhouse during the session. We were happy to have four legislators able to attend: Representatives Micaela Lara Cadena, Nathan Small, and Rudy Martinez, and …

February 28, 2019

Legislative Response Team Rolls On February 2019 UNIFIED ACTIONSign up for the Legislative Response Team, Cont.Sponsored by the PVA Executive Committee, www.pva-nm.org Read about this Unified Action or sign up here. Health Security Act has a Real Chance this Year As a big picture, it’s known that the US spends way more by far, more …