In December of 2007, the community of Socorro came together to discuss the possibility of getting the gas lines installed in the south east end of Socorro. At the time the vision was to get the gas lines then move on to getting the sewer lines installed.
On March 20th, 2010, the community came together as the Mayor gave his scorecard to the community. At this meeting they celebrated the fact that at the end of January of 2010, the city, thanks to the involvement of the community, had received a grant for $3.1 million to install the sewer lines. The work was already in progress at the time of the meeting and it was a time of celebration.
It must be noted that much of the original effort started with Rosario Arreola, who was an AmeriCorp intern at that time.
She has continued to work with the community and has been a great example of what “WE” means in the community.