County Commission to host second regional collaboration summit

The Sandoval County Commission has once again invited government and business leaders from across the region to convene for a Collaboration Summit.

The summit is scheduled for Thursday, December 15, 2016, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Rio Rancho Public Schools Training Facility, 500 Laser Road in Rio Rancho.

This meeting—like the previous one—is aimed at seeking joint solutions to issues that affect all county residents. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Public safety
  • Community health/mental health
  • Infrastructure
  • Establishing priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

The agenda for this summit was driven by issues raised in the first meeting, which took place in October of 2015. That meeting revealed that communities across the county have similar priorities.

Economic development emerged as at top priority for all communities. However, there also was near-unanimous agreement that building successful local economies will require attending to some of these other issues.

County officials expect to hear further discussion, and perhaps some proposed solutions, to some of these issues at the upcoming summit. Because all members of the county commission are expected to attend the summit, a formal notice of the meeting must is posted on the county website.

The purpose of this meeting is solely to promote discussion of issues. The county commission will not be taking any action at this meeting.

A full report from the meeting will be prepared and posted on the county’s website. For more information, call the County Manager’s office at 505-867-7538.