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Mayor Richard Berry Appoints City Council Replacement for District 2

Business Woman Roxanna Meyers to Fill Vacancy

December 7, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Today Mayor Richard J. Berry appointed longtime District 2 resident and business woman Roxanna E. Meyers to fill the recently vacated District 2 seat on the City Council.

Ms. Meyers is a successful entrepreneur and community leader. As president of Century Sign Builders she has grown her business into a $5 million global company headquartered in Albuquerque.  In tandem with building a successful small business, Ms. Meyers has used her professional skills as a community activist serving on a variety of non-profit boards and committees. (see below)

"Ms. Meyers proactively sought the position on the Council as a natural continuation of her commitment to her district and our community." said Mayor Berry "After meeting with her it became very evident that she has a passion for Albuquerque, for small business and for issues that matter to our community. I could see a real fit for her on the Council.  I am confident that her common sense approach to getting things done combined with her business experience and energy will serve Albuquerque well."

"I love this city and I am very excited to have a chance to serve." said Ms. Meyers "As a long time District 2 resident, I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue to give back to my community in a meaningful way. I see so much potential in Albuquerque and I am honored to have the chance to play a significant role in shaping our future."

Ms. Meyers was sworn in this afternoon and will participate in the next regularly scheduled Council meeting on December 17, 2012.

Meyers’ business accomplishments include;

Top NM Performing CEO-Mid size business classification 2012
Rio Grande Minority Purchasing Council Women Business Enterprise of the Year 2000
Norwest Bank Golden Crown Award 1996 & 1997
YWCA  Women on the Move – Finance Category 1995.

Her community activities and affiliations include;

Santa Barbara Martinez Town Small Business Association - President
National Dance Institute -- Albuquerque Managing Council
NM Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee -- Board Member/Chairperson – Native American Committee
Albuquerque Community Foundation – The Future Fund/Founding Board Member
United Way of Central NM -- Cabinet Co-Chair
NM State Small Business Investment Corp – Vice Chair
NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association – Board Member
Rotary Club of Albuquerque – Member
UNM School of Architecture – Dean’s Council
UNM Robert O. Anderson School of Management Foundation -- Board Member
Wells Fargo Bank Leadership Council – Member
Camp Sierra Blanca -- Board Member
St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation -- Board Member/Secretary/ExecCommittee/CoChair of Corp Campaign
Associated General Contractors NM & Associated Builders & Contractors AZ – Member/Speaker
AED & Greater Alb Chamber – Member, NM Ethics In Business Award Banquet – Annual Sponsor since 1999.