The diversity and intelligence of my fellow board members has always amazed and impressed me. This community is fortunate to have such a spectrum of community leaders dedicate their time and energy working toward a better future.
Equally impressive is the dedication of many of the past chairs who still serve tirelessly on myriad committees that are well organized and on task.
Through the direction of the board, Bill Allen and his staff have carried out directives, sometimes with odds overwhelmingly against us, as well as continuing many legacy projects like the Armijo House and the leadership programs that will give back to our region for generations. We have welcomed joint efforts with the Hispanic Chamber and have received even greater public support through our advocacy for the business community.
It is time now to look forward to a new year and the promise it holds, and to know your chamber of commerce is resolutely building the foundations for a prosperous Greater Las Cruces.
Mike Beckett, Chair of the Board Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce