Mission Statement

To join with the people of Rio Arriba County and the Greater Española Valley to increase prosperity and ensure high quality of life.

Vision Statement

Promote a high quality of life and economic prosperity for all community members by making a commitment to:

  1. Creating a sustainable and diversified economy by providing training opportunities.
  2. Providing support for quality education.


The Greater Española Valley Community Development Corporation (GEVCDC) is a non-profit corporation and lead economic development organization in the region. The GEVCDC was founded in 2000 by a group of individuals representing private businesses, public governmental and other community organizations for the purpose of furthering the quality of life in Rio Arriba County and the Greater Española Valley.

Board of Directors

Michelle Martinez
City Of Española Councilor
(505) 747-6112

Olivia Martinez
Vice Chairperson
Retired – Los Alamos National Laboratory
(505) 901-9529

Dr. Lori Baca
Dean, College of Business
Northern New Mexico College
(505) 747-2186

Vangie Trujillo
Los Alamos National Laboratory
(505) 231-1928

Christopher Madrid
Rio Arriba County
(575) 770-0040