GROUND BROKEN FOR NEW 911 DISPATCH CENTER

GROUND BROKEN FOR NEW 911 DISPATCH CENTER

Ground was broken today for the new Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority in Las Cruces.

            The 11 a.m. ceremony was emceed by Doña Ana County Manager Julia T. Brown, with Doña Ana County Commission Chairman Billy G. Garrett, Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima and MVRDA Board Chairman Gregory Z. Smith also addressing the crowd of about 80 dignitaries, emergency-response personnel and other stakeholders.

            The new facility will be constructed by White Sands Construction of Alamogordo. It was designed by Steve Newby Architects of Las Cruces. When finished  in early 2015, the 17,000-square-foot facility will be a state-of-the-art, secure facility for emergency dispatch personnel in Doña Ana County.

            Funding for the $6 million facility was approved by Doña Ana County taxpayers in a July 30, 2013, special election. 

 

 

From left: Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority Executive Director Hugo S. Costa, Doña Ana County Sheriff Todd Garrison, Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority Board Chairman Gregory Z. Smith, Doña Ana County Commission Chairman Billy G. Garrett, Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima, Las Cruces City Manager Robert Garza, Doña Ana County Fire Marshal Robert Monsivaiz and Doña Ana County Manager Julia T. Brown.
Photo credit: Felipe Scobell, Doña Ana County Information Technology 

 

Doña Ana County Commission Chairman Billy G. Garrett addresses the crowd, while Doña Ana County Manager Julia T. Brown, seated, listens.  An architectural rendering of the new Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority facility is on display.
Photo credit: Felipe Scobell, Doña Ana County Information Technology