Student in Council Maurissa Maestas.
Española City Council Bids Farewell To Student In Council Maurissa Maestas
Student in Council Maurissa Maestas broke down in tears when Mayor Javier Sanchez presented her with an Award of Commendation for her service.
In his proclamation, Sanchez highlighted some of Maestas’ accomplishments.
“She came to us a year ago as a shy and quiet young lady. I’m sure the weight of the dais and sitting with us was intimidating for her…She not only stuck it out on the council, she excelled. When the timing was right, she spoke up. She expressed her opinion and it was like a shot heard round the world. We are overwhelmingly proud of her and her capabilities…Today she leaves us a competent and capable woman, like a bud that is ready to spring into life and represents what it is like to be Española. She is strong, determined and resilient.”
From left: Councilors Denize Benavidez, Manny Martinez, John Ricci and Mayor Pro Tem Peggy Sue Martinez bid farewell to Student in Council Maurissa Maestas.