(Originally published in the Farmington Daily Times on 12/15/16)
The new executive director of ECHO Inc. says she’s ready to hit the ground running.
“My mindset is not to just work for the community and to serve them, but to work with them,” said the new director, Alicia Borrego Pierce, during an interview today. “I grew up in a poor community and I used to accompany my grandma to get her (donated) commodities. I’m really excited to be able to give back.”
In addition to the food assistance program ECHO offers, the nonprofit has several other programs, including a low-cost preschool in Aztec and Hope Housing, which helps low-income families qualify for mortgages and build new homes.