Governor Declares YMCA Day In New Mexico

Espanola Y Teen Center representative Christian Cordova meets Lt. Gov. John Sanchez Thursday at the State Capitol. Courtesy/YMCA
 
YMCA representatives gather Thursday at the State Capitol to celebrate Y Day in New Mexico. Front row from left, YMCA of the USA Resource Director of Public Policy Judy Barrett Miller; YMCA of Central NM Board Chair Rob Maruca; YMCA Board Member David Foster; CEO Linda Daly of The Family YMCA. Back row, YMCA Board Member Dr. Warren Wilhelm; Los Alamos Board Chair Christine Sierk; YMCA CEO Zizi Fritz and Y-USA Government Relations and Policy Director Neil Denton. Courtesy/YMCA

Espanola Y Teen Center representative Christian Cordova with Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard Thursday at the State Capitol. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

More than 100 youth from the YMCA’s Youth in Government program and 40 adults listened as Lt. Gov. John Sanchez, on behalf of Gov. Susana Martinez, read a proclamation in the Rotunda of the State Capital stating that Feb. 12 is “Support the New Mexico Alliance of YMCAs Day” in New Mexico. 

The youth were in attendance as part of their mock-legislature program where over the course of a couple of days they will, once official legislators have left the House and Senate chambers, take over the floors and forward “legislation” they have been crafting throughout the year.

Youth in Government participants, along with youth from the Y teen centers in Espanola and Los Alamos, also listened to Memorial Resolutions read in both the House and Senate in support of the proclamation.

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard sponsored the Memorial in the House and introduced Y Teen Center Director Ben Sandoval and teens Christian Cordova and Michael Booton. Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino introduced the Memorial in the Senate while Y Youth In Government participants watched and applauded.

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