SELECTED 2009 UTEP ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

Public Outreach

REDA extends its hand to individuals, organizations, businesses, and government offices in an effort to spark dialogue about the future of the Paso del Norte region.

We are constantly seeking to work with any person or group who is interested in exchanging ideas and resources. Please contact any REDA officer to begin discussion- formal or informal conversation is welcomed.

Thank You

REDA is grateful for all its current and past affiliates and sponsors.

From the private sector, REDA would like to especially thank Alderete Middle School, BorderCommerce, Fred Loya Insurance, Get The Lead Out, the Regional Economic Development Corporation, Joe Olivia and the Ray Pearson Forum, Papa John’s Pizza, and Villescas Research, Media, and Instruction.

From the public sector, REDA would like to especially thank the Office of Senator Eliot Shapleigh, El Paso Mayor John Cook, Gus Haddad, Carlos Rivera, Lee Mendez, former mayor Bert Williams, the UTEP College of Business, the UTEP Student Development Center, the UTEP Student Government Association, the UTEP College of Engineering, Dr. Tony Payan, the Business College Council, Students for Reform, the El Paso Office of Economic Development, the El Paso Office of Downtown Revitalization, and Carol Johnson from the Phoenix Planning Department.

Finally, REDA thanks all supporters and contributors of the Regional Identity magazine.

Notable public outreach initiatives

  • Intro to Economics and Finance Program
    REDA discussed introductory economics and finance to elementary students at AMS.
  • “Adios ASARCO, Hello Future!”
    REDA worked with the Office of Senator Shapleigh, Mayor John Cook, Get The Lead Out, and many student organizations to discuss the future of the ASARCO site.
  • 2009 Mayors’ Race
    REDA collaborated with the Ray Pearson Forum, the Student Government Association, and various student organizations to set-up a political debate for the 2009 El Paso mayoral elections.
  • Regional Identity Magazine
    REDA worked (and is still working) with all members of the Paso del Norte community to develop and gather information and photography that accurately portrays the regional identity (academics, business, and government).
  • VRMI Internships
    Two REDA members interned with Villescas Research, Media, & Instruction to discuss the region’s economic and political outlook.
  • REDCO Internships
    One REDA member is interning with the Regional Economic Development Corporation to develop research and analytical skills that are pertinent to the regional economic/business development.
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