Commissioner Garcia Visits Chama
CHAMA – Commissioner Danny Garcia and Rio Arriba County staff brought the seventh District 3 town hall to residents of the Village of Chama this past Thursday. Commissioner Garcia was greeted by Village leaders who stated, “He had done more than any of his predecessors to work with the Village of Chama and is accessible unlike those before him.”
Residents offered many ideas and had a few requests. One was that Rio Arriba County looks into implementing a Moves 2 Win type program, which is in its inaugural year to Northern Rio Arriba County, to meet the need of keeping young people in the Chama area busy. Additionally, there were requests for public buildings to have free Wi-Fi for those who may not have access to high-speed internet.
Rio Arriba County UnderSheriff Martin Trujillo announced three new deputies had been hired in the area to meet the safety needs of the region and have plans to bring more deputies on board soon. Jon Paul Romero, Capital Projects Director, briefed attendees on the new County Administration Building in Tierra Amarilla, the new Community Center in Canjilon, among other projects.
County Officials in attendance includes, County Treasurer Jose Agapito Candaleria, County Manager Tomas Campos, Deputy County Manager David Trujillo Economic Development Director Chris Madrid, Planning and Zoning Director Lucia Sanchez, Capital Projects Directer Jon Paul Romero, Public Works Director Napoleon Garcia, Detention Center Director Larry DeYapp, and Civic Engagement and Public Information Officer Carlos Trujillo.