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Representative Rebecca Dow is honored to invite you to participate in a Veterans Town Hall in Silver City. The Town Hall will provide veterans with an opportunity to speak with policymakers about how services can be better delivered in southwestern New Mexico.

New Mexico Department of Veterans Services Secretary Brig. Gen. Judy Griego will provide attendees an update on changes regarding their field service representative and other veterans programs. Both Secretary Brig. Gen. Griego and Representative Dow will  participate in a question-and-answer session from the audience.

Veterans, spouses, family members, caretakers of veterans, and others are all encouraged to attend the Town Hall.

The Veterans Town Hall is on Thursday, December 5 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the Silver City American Legion Building, located at 409 W College Avenue.

Speakers

Representative Rebecca Dow
Representative Rebecca Dow
House District 38
House of Representatives
Representative Rebecca Dow is the wife of Aaron Dow, and mother of two children Jaylah Dow-Pendleton, and Seth Dow. Aaron and Rebecca own Dow Technology, a multifaceted technology firm. In addition, Rebecca provides consultation services to for-profit and faith-based early childhood providers operating in the Rocky Mountain region. Rebecca is a member of the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry. She is a member of the Truth or Consequences Rotary Club and active at her local church. "I've always been a good businesswomen. I started my first business in third grade. My grandma let me have a section of her garden. With an abundance of 'crops' I loaded my red rider wagon and sold produce door to door in my neighborhood. In high school I operated a vending machine and taught piano lessons." She holds an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood from Tulsa Community College and a bachelors in Business Management from Oral Roberts University. Rebecca is the founder of AppleTree Educational Center, one of Sierra County, NM's largest private employers. AppleTree provides early care and education, New Mexico PreK and Early PreK, K-12 private schooling, college and career preparation services for youth to adult learners, New Mexico Home Visiting, and comprehensive family support services. "So many social issues we face in New Mexico are tied to poverty and hopelessness. Children do not choose their circumstances, yet these circumstances often determine their future ability to become productive citizens. I have heard it said, 'It is easier to build a healthy child than to mend a broken man.' In 1999 My family shifted our efforts from the corporate world, to addressing the issues effected by poverty. Focusing on early childhood was an economic strategy. Not only can we help families raise healthy children ready to succeed in school, families can also work and go to school knowing their children are safe and learning."
Brig. Gen. Judy Griego
Brig. Gen. Judy Griego
Secretary
New Mexico Department of Veterans Services
Brig. Gen. Judy Griego, the first woman to ever be promoted to that rank in the New Mexico National Guard, had a decorated military career, establishing herself as both pioneer and leader. Her most recent role, before her retirement in 2016 after a a 36-year career, was as chief of staff of the New Mexico Air National Guard, where she directed, managed and supervised the development, execution and evaluation of programs and policies pertaining to the command, control and operations at the State Headquarters level; she was also responsible for several key personnel programs, including the state’s Sexual Assault Response Prevention Program, Counter Drug Support Program and Veterans Transition Assistance. Among her various key leadership roles, Griego also served as chief of the joint staff at New Mexico Joint Force Headquarters. A native New Mexican, Griego first enlisted in the Air National Guard in 1979 and served her first twelve years in the enlisted ranks, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant. She commanded in numerous positions and deployed to Iraq in 2007. As a volunteer for Junior Achievement of New Mexico, she has helped foster business, entrepreneurship and financial education for young adults; she is also president of the governing board of La Promesa Early Learning Center. Griego received an undergraduate degree in professional aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a master in aeronautical sciences from the same school.

Attendees

Allison B.
Billy D.
Clinton T.
Delfina J.
Douglas S.
Fred J.
Jason E.
Joseph G.
Leona T.
MARY ALICE M.
Maryanne C.
Michael T.
Rebecca D.
Robert M.
Scott S.
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