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Coss is new Rio Grande Chapter chair

At its June meeting, the volunteer Executive Committee of the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter unanimously voted to elect former Santa Fe mayor David Coss to succeed John Buchser as chapter chair.

Buchser is stepping down as chair to focus on water issues for the chapter.

“I am very pleased to have an environmental hero take the helm of the Rio Grande Chapter,” Buchser said. "As a member of the River Commission under Mayor Coss's leadership, I worked with him to attain water for the Santa Fe River, a unique accomplishment anywhere in the West.”

A Message from Our New Chair

By David Coss, Rio Grande Chapter chair

I am honored and excited to become the chair of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club executive committee. I have always been enchanted by our New Mexico environment and I look forward to this opportunity to work for its protection through the Sierra Club.

Ray wins ‘Humane Citizen’ award

By Mona Blaber, chapter communications coordinator

In June, Animal Protection New Mexico announced its Milagro Awards, honoring “champions for animals.”

APNM gave its Humane Citizen Award, for efforts by a private citizen to promote the humane treatment of animals, to Rio Grande Chapter Wildlife chair Mary Katherine Ray.

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Executive Committee
Chair: Mark Jones,, 505/662-9443
Vice-chair/Secretary:, Jody Benson, 505/662-4782
Howard Barnum,
Michael DiRosa,, 505/663-0648
Iris Chung,
Nona Girardi,

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