Parks Opening Day

Present at the Creation: some past and present Directors of the Board of the Cerrillos Hills Park Coalition. 

Opening Remarks:

  • Gerald T.E. Gonzalez, Santa Fe County Manager
  • Claire Fulenwider, President, Cerrillos Hills Park Coalition
  • Edward Archuleta: Representative, Governor Bill Richardson; Director, Santa Fe Office, 1000 Friends of New Mexico; Special Advisory Trustee, Cerrillos Hills Park Coalition

Introductions: Theresa Aguilar, Representative, the Office of Congressman Tom Udall, introduced:

  • Representative Rhonda King, New Mexico House of Representatives
  • Michael D. Anaya, County Commissioner District 3
  • Special mention: Javier Gonzalez, former Santa Fe County Commissioner

Recognition of Honored Guests:

  • Paul Williams, Bureau of Land Mangement
  • Greg Solano, County Sheriff
  • John Kretzmann, Abandoned Mine Land Program


  • Stewart Udall, Former U.S. Congressman & Secretary of the Interior
  • Ernest Ortega, State Director, National Park Service
  • Tom Ch├ívez, Executive Director, National Hispanic Cultural Center; Special Advisory Trustee, Cerrillos Hills Park Coalition

Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting:


Todd Brown, Stewart Udall, Gerald Gonzalez, Claire Fulenwider, Bill Baxter.




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