RODEY RESIDENTS CELEBRATE IMPROVED COLONIA RATING

RODEY RESIDENTS CELEBRATE IMPROVED COLONIA RATING

A celebration will be held at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 21, in Rodey to mark the community’s new designation as a Class A colonia on the Colonias Ranking Scale.

“This community’s meteoric rise to Class A is testament to the results that the Colonias Initiative is yielding across Doña Ana County, and it shows why the Doña Ana County model is being emulated throughout the region,” said District 1 Doña Ana County Commissioner Oscar Vásquez-Butler. “From the poorest of the poor to a community with a viable future, Rodey is the latest beacon of hope for colonias residents who are willing to team with local government for positive and measurable improvement related to the installation of infrastructure, the reduction in crime and a host of family-oriented programs that build community identity and pride.”

Butler will among the featured speakers at the July 21 event, which will include a ribbon cutting for the community’s new bridge and well as a groundbreaking ceremony for reconstruction of the old bridge.

“This community’s celebration wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of the residents and the support of our legislators and Doña Ana County’s management and staff, particularly in the Health and Human Services Department,” Butler said.

The community celebration will take place at 105 Jose Serna Rd., in Rodey.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.