Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia Honors Local Women


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EL CENTRO – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia will hold a special awards reception honoring Imperial Valley women leaders as part of Women’s History Month, today March 23, at 5:30 P.M. at the Courtroom Bourbons and Grill located at 841 West Main Street, El Centro.

“We in the Imperial Valley are very fortunate to have many remarkable women contributing to our region’s community development and economic vibrancy,” said Garcia. “Many of them are pioneers, defied stereotypes, and paved the way for others. It’s an honor and pleasure for me to recognize them.”

The following women were nominated by local chambers of commerce and business organizations to be recognized at Friday’s event:

Patricia Ureña (56th Assembly District Woman of the Year)
Yulil Alonzo Garza- Mother’s & Men Against Gangs Coalition
Lupe Quintero – California Rural Legal Assistance
Soledad G. Salazar – Community Leader
Mercy Valenzuela – PIONEERS Memorial Healthcare District
Araceli Nelson – PIONEERS Memorial Healthcare District
Darletta Willis – El Centro Chamber of Commerce
Cherisse Alford – Alfords Distributing