The State of New Mexico, along with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, is searching for
New Mexico True Heroes; New Mexicans who make extraordinary efforts to make their communities a better place to live, work, and raise families.
Nominations Open in Search of New Mexico True Heroes
The State of New Mexico, along with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, is searching for New Mexico True Heroes;
New Mexicans who make extraordinary efforts to make their communities a better place to live, work, and raise
This honor is intended to recognize New Mexicans who contribute in exceptional ways to the enhancement of
our state. The New Mexico True Heroes program will acknowledge theselfless acts of four individuals or
groups striving to enhance the quality of life in their community.
“So many of our friends and neighbors throughout New Mexico work so hard and give so much to make our
communities better,” said Governor Susana Martinez. “A ‘New Mexico True Hero’ can be anyone who
unselfishly lends their time and talents to make their community safer, cleaner, or more enjoyable, and
this program will help us recognize the efforts of New Mexico’s greatest asset; our people.”
The New Mexico True Heroes Program launches today at NewMexico.org/TrueHeroes. The nomination form
asks two key questions: “What makes this person a True Hero?” and “How have the nominee’s efforts
made a difference in his or her community?”
“As New Mexicans, we know that our state is the greatest place to live,” said New Mexico Tourism Cabinet
Secretary Monique Jacobson. “It’s more than the incredible scenery and vibrant culture though; it’s the
sense of community and the sense of pride that make New Mexico stand out amongst our neighbors.”
Nominations remain open through October 3, 2014. A panel of judges from around the state will determine
the top ten finalists, and four New Mexico True Heroes will be named this fall. Those Heroes will take
part in a series of community events in their hometowns and get special recognition during the festivities
surrounding the 2014 Gildan New Mexico Bowl.
“We think this is going to become a great, annual event and we’re excited to be a part of launching the
New Mexico True Heroes program,” said Jeff Siembieda, Gildan New Mexico Bowl executive director.
“We look forward to recognizing and honoring some our State’s most amazing people annually at the
Gildan New Mexico Bowl, New Mexico’s premier annual sporting event.”
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