Category «Meeting Recap»

May 28, 2020 – Virtual PVA

A health professional speaks out In a letter to the editor in the Sunday, May 9 edition of the Sun-News Catharine Walkinshaw wrote the following open letter to county commissioners and the county manager: “As a county resident I am appalled at the way the meeting was conducted without any adherence to our state’s requirements …

April 23, 2020 – Virtual PVA

The April Unified Action is to: Ask NM State Leaders to Call a Special Session and Authorize Direct Vote-by-Mail for the 2020 General Election Click here for more details. Mountain View Co-op Has Curbside Delivery (yes, they have toilet paper!) Stew Oberman wanted to pass along an easy way to get your groceries without having …

March 26, 2020 – Virtual PVA

Casa de Peregrinos seeks donations Eric Walkinshaw reported that Casa de Peregrinos, the food pantry serving all of Doña Ana County, remains operational, serving clients at the main pantry in Las Cruces, senior centers, and several rural pantries. Please go to Casa de Peregrinos’ website or Facebook page to learn what CdP is doing during this …

February 27, 2020

Legislators Report on Many Exciting Accomplishments (and a Few Disappointments) in Santa Fe We were honored to again this year hear reports from our excellent local legislators about the recent session in Santa Fe.  In attendance were Senators Mary Kay Papen, Bill Soules and Jeff Steinborn, and Representatives Joseph Cervantes, Joanne Ferrary, Doreen Gallegos, and …

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 …