Catalina Muniz Utilities Award
DEFINITION & CRITERIA: Catalina Muniz worked for Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) from January 1, 2000 to January 31, 2003 providing technical assistance and training to rural communities. Before that she worked for several organizations helping rural communities in New Mexico. She died of Cancer August 19, 2003. As a technical assistance provider to the Board of Directors of rural small communities, Catalina helped water associations seek and find funding to replace old infrastructure, assisted in completing needed income surveys, funding applications, organization documents and reports. She enjoyed working with volunteers in their community sometimes meeting in people’s kitchens, the local church, and in the case of Arroyo Seco at Abe’s Bar and Café.
This is an award made to an individual whose work has been dedicated to the service of New Mexico communities and whose efforts have provided a vision for the long-term sustainability and health of the community.
The nomination form for the selected honoree will be used to introduce and recognize the recipient at the Awards Brunch. Nomination deadline is August 15, 2014.
There will be one recipient of the Catalina Muniz “Utilities” Award. Nominations will be evaluated and recipient selected by the IFC Planning Committee (one vote per agency).