El Paso Chamber Hosts Q&A with Mayor Dee Margo During “State of the City”

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On September 21, 2020, the El Paso Chamber held the State of the City with Mayor Dee Margo. The event was the first part in the Chamber’s State of El Paso series, which is taking place virtually this year. A portion of ticket proceeds from the series is going towards the Business Solution Center, a program that provides free coaching and consulting for small businesses struggling with COVID-19.

The event began with introductory remarks from David Jerome, El Paso Chamber President and CEO.

“Our members always find profit in getting to hear directly from our policymakers on how they’re running the City, the County, or the State,” said David Jerome, El Paso Chamber President & CEO, in his opening statement.

Mayor Dee Margo then provided a brief update on the City of El Paso, touching on the City budget, strategic goals, and accomplishments from the past year.

“Perseverance is part of our historical DNA,” Mayor Margo said in his remarks. “El Paso is not just a regional, national, and international player—we are a leader.”

After his comments, Mayor Margo then answered questions from the audience on a range of topics: adapting to the pandemic, El Paso’s relationship with Mexico, strategies for economic growth, open spaces, and balancing urban sprawl and downtown infill.

“We are a unique and special community, and my biggest frustration being Mayor is that we are an unknown jewel. It’s taken these crises to educate people on who we are, what we’re about, and what makes us special,” Mayor Margo said

The event concluded with remarks from El Paso Chamber Board Chairman VJ Smith.

The State of the City was sponsored by Workforce Solutions Borderplex and Union Pacific. The State of El Paso series continues with the State of Congress (9/23), State of Education (9/28), and State of the County (9/30). For more information, visit our event page.