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The Las Cruces City Council has unanimously passed a resolution creating the Las Cruces Economic Recovery Ad Hoc Board.
The 14-member board will make specific recommendations to the council on strategies for gradually reopening the Las Cruces economy affected by the COVID-19 pandemic “in a smart, safe and effective manner that fits the needs of Las Cruces” and is aligned with direction from the state Economic Recovery Council appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The local council will dissolve “upon full reopening” of the Las Cruces economy, according to city documents.
Membership will include one member each of United Food and Commercial Workers Union, a local nonprofit organization, the business community (an employee), the healthcare sector, the state Workforce Solutions Department, the mental/behavioral health sector and the Business Recovery Committee convened by the Las Cruces Greater Chambers of Commerce; along with seven business owners, with one each selected by a councilor as a member from his or her district.
Members of the board do not have to be residents of the City of Las Cruces.