The Hispano Chamber of Valencia County’s board installation and community awards were announced on July 20.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic circumstances, the HCVC board voted to have a virtual installation of members and officers for the August 2020 – July 2021 year.
Honorable Judge John Chávez swore in new incoming President Julie Romero Benavídez, Dan Chadborn as the vice president and the remaining officers and board members.
Along with the newly/renewed board, the following community awards were presented by Fernando Sisneros. Sisneros, who is a longtime board member along with one of the co-founders of Hispano Chamber Martin Sisneros, announced this year’s awardees.
Business of the Year: Delta Dental
Non-Profit of the Year: Belén Area Food Pantry
HCVC Officer of the Year: Rita García
HCVC Board Member of the Year: Dan Aguilar
2020-21 HCVC officers
President: Julie Romero Benavídez
Vice President: Dan Chadborn
Treasurer: Jeanne Marie Luján
Secretary: Rita García
Renewing board members: Edward Archuleta, Daniel Aguilar, Vicky Baldonado, Penny Griego, Johnathan Grasser, Keisha Jaramillo, Shireen McDonald, Jerry Moya, Mike Ogas, Antonio Sedillo, Fernando Sisneros and Yvonne Tabet.
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