October 12, 2023

The Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to endorse the Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) General Obligation (GO) Bond, set for a vote on November 7th. This bond initiative provides $80 million for essential projects across CNM’s campuses in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque.  This GO Bond represents a pivotal investment in our community’s educational future and workforce development that will benefit our youth and adults for generations.

The CNM GO Bond is dedicated to modernizing facilities, enhancing campus safety, and expanding educational opportunities for students. The Rio Rancho Regional Chamber recognizes the vital role that CNM plays in preparing our workforce and advancing career opportunities in Central New Mexico.

Key projects supported by this bond include the construction of a flagship facility at the Rio Rancho Public School’s Career-Technical Education Complex. This facility will become the new home for CNM’s skilled trades programs, such as Auto Mechanic, Diesel Mechanic, and an innovative Electric Vehicle Mechanic program. These programs align with the demands of the modern job market and open doors to promising career pathways for students.  The funding will support the efforts of both high school students and college students working on certifications to fill a major need in our community.

“Our endorsement of the CNM GO Bond is a testament to our commitment to the educational and economic well-being of our community,” stated Dr Stacey Goldstein Dwyer, Chairwoman for the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce. “The projects funded by this bond will not only modernize CNM’s facilities but also better prepare New Mexicans for an ever-evolving workforce, while also building a more conducive environment for learning.”

CNM’s facilities serve as vital hubs for education, training, and workforce development. Upgrading and expanding these facilities will empower students to explore new career possibilities and equip them with the skills needed to thrive in the ever-evolving job market.

The vote on the CNM GO Bond is a significant opportunity to invest in our community’s education and future prosperity and will NOT increase our taxes. The Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce encourages all residents to support this critical initiative on November 7th.

For further information, please contact:

Jerry Schalow


Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce

Phone: 505-892-1533