ANVA Candidate Forum for MRGCD Board of Directors on May 21

The Alameda North Valley Association will host a forum on May 21 at 7 p.m. at the Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center (9800 North Fourth Street) so the public can meet and hear from the candidates.

We encourage you to attend the meeting and send in questions for the candidates via the anvanews@aol.com address.

The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District is an independent government agency that provides irrigation water to 11,000 irrigators that deliver water to 70,000 acres of cropland.

The conservancy district provides flood control for valley areas and owns and manages 30,000 acres of bosque from Cochiti to Socorro. The district can levy property taxes, charge fees for its services and impacts tens of thousands of tax payers in the valley.

Most people don’t pay much attention to the MRGCD and what it does, but this is an important agency that collects and uses taxpayer money. The best place for basic information is the MRGCD website

Candidates are running for positions in Bernalillo and Valencia Counties and at large. Information about the election can be found here.

Candidates:

Position 1 – at large

Glen Duggins – Lemitar

Michael T. Sandoval – Algodones

Janet Jarratt – Los Lunas

Position 2 – Bernalillo County

John P. Kelly

Steve D. Gallegos

Position 5

Valencia County candidates are welcome to attend the meeting.

The meeting on May 21 is open and the public is welcome.

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