February Meeting in Quezalguaque


L to R standing: Edipcia Roque (CISTA UNAN), Craig Miller, Carmela Hernandez (ECODES), Alex Garcia (Water & Sanitation, Mayor’s Office), Alba Arrieta (Sec’y, Quezalguaque Consejo), Silvio Quezada (new Gerente/Town Manager), Betsy Reilley, Vice Mayor Lucy Ruiz Borda & Mayor Henry Sandoval Pereira, Sarah Johnson. L to R front row: Alfredo Carrasco (ECODES), Armando Hernandez (Planning, Mayor’s Office), Richard Segan

Four team members were in Quezalguaque in February to work on the clean water initiative project. The photo was taken at the “wrap-up” meeting held in the Quezalguaque Mayor’s office at the end of the week-long visit.   Our team included consultants Betsy Reilley (Director of Environmental Quality, Mass. Water Resources Authority), Craig Miller (chemical engineer and Rotarian from Des Moines, Iowa) along with Sister City Board members Sarah Johnson & Richard Segan.  All traveled at their own expense.

Among the attendees at the meeting and active participants in the discussions related to the clean water initiative were the new Mayor, Henry Sandoval Pereira and Vice-Mayor, Lucy Ruiz Borda.   Both were elected in November of last year and assumed office in January.

Many thanks to the Brookline Rotary Club for their support and partnership on the clean water initiative. The Brookline Rotary in collaboration with a Rotary Club in Leon, Nicaragua, helped secure a $35,000 grant from Rotary International for the initiative and during the visit to Nicaragua we had the opportunity to meet with Board and members of the Club in Leon.

Follow us on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Brooklinesistercity/


This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.