EVENT OUTLOOK

UPCOMING EVENTS

JULY 10 – 13
TAB SUNBELT SHOW
CONVENTION CENTER
FT. WORTH, TEXAS

NO JULY EPAB BOARD MEETING

New Members

CUNNINGHAM DISTRIBUTING
CONTACT: RUBEN LARES
2015 E. MILLS
EL PASO, TX 79901
(915) 533-6993

BUILDERS OUTLOOK ON THE SCENE

Mayor Leeser speaks at EPAB General Meeting

It had been a number of years since a sitting Mayor came to speak to our association, and fortunately we experienced a visit and talk from Oscar Leeser. Mayor Leeser has been a friend of the industry, not because he gets a lot of money for his campaign or thinks we’re just a great group. He supports the industry because as a businessman he understands the economy and our chunk we make happen. He understands that El Paso is woefully burdened with not enough housing. Not enough affordable housing. Not enough rooftops to entice someone to start or bring a business into our community.

Mayor Leeser spoke about politics to us at the general meeting, sponsored by HUB. If you didn’t know the man, then you wouldn’t know that he is a self-made businessman.

The mayor immigrated to the United Staes from Mexico, at age eight not knowing a word of English. His mother Roberta would have been ninety-three on the week of our meeting. He talked a little about his struggles growing up, and his empathy for those seeking a life in the States. He spoke about his position helping the newest arrivals however he can. He is after all the mayor of the largest city on the US side of the southern border. He never imagined that he would be a crisis mayor, first with covid, now with the thousands at the border.

Mayor Leeser thanked us for doing all we do and our commitment to the community. Joining Mayor Leeser was Mayor ProTem Brian Kennedy, another friend of the boulder’s association. Kennedy took a moment to thank our members as well and promised to be a voice for industry on the city council.

The Association presented both with a new hardhat featuring our new logo.