August 20, 2020
Congratulations El Paso! For the third time in just over a decade, El Paso was named an All-American City. El Paso was among 10 communities selected for their outstanding civic achievement by the All-American City judges, which is sponsored by the National Civic League (NCL).
NCL is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to advancing civic engagement to create equitable, thriving communities. The All-American City Award focuses on celebrating examples of civic engagement practices that advance health and well-being in local communities. This is one of the highest awards any American city can receive.
El Paso’s City that Shines application featured three community collaborations:
- El Paso’s Response to the Humanitarian Crisis on the Border
- Community-wide Mental Health and Emergency Response
- People and Pets – Reaching Community-wide “No Kill” Status
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation and El Paso Behavioral Health Consortium were among the organizations recognized for their collaborative efforts to meet the mental health needs of the residents of El Paso. With the support from both the Health Foundation and Behavioral Health Consortium members, significant progress has been made to reduce stigma associated with mental illness and improve access and utilization of mental health resources.
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September 18, 2020
For the lives she touched, contributions she made, and legacy she leaves Myrna served as CEO of YWCA El Paso del Norte Region for more than 30 years, growing the organization from an annual budget of $150,000 when she joined in 1970 to over $35 million when she retired in 2002, making it the largest…