City of Española Community Development Commission (ECDC)

The Española Community Development Commission (ECDC) is an appointed Commission to enhance the quality-of-life of Española residents and plan for the future well-being of the City's diverse communities; to balance the physical, economic, and social needs of City residents through land use planning, environmental management, neighborhood improvement, affordable housing, and community development; and to promote and protect agriculture, the environment, economic vitality and human health through partnerships with businesses expanding within or locating to the City of Española and encourage investment in the community to enhance the lives of our citizens.


The ECDC is dedicated to growing and supporting a thriving, socioeconomically and racially diverse Greater Española where residents share in the success and improvement of their communities.

To achieve this vision, we encourage private and public investment in housing, infrastructure, parks, employment and city services; mobilize and support existing residents to participate in the planning and implementation of community projects that improve their quality of life; and attract residents to homeownership while preserving good quality affordable housing.

This work is multi-layered and can only be accomplished with partners in the community—residents, first and foremost, but also with community organizations, schools, anchor institutions, government, and business and employers—that share in this vision.

While the ECDC is dedicated to the vitality of Española, the Commission is most effective in areas where there are resident and organizational partners, community leadership, and an existing or emerging homeownership market.


Respect. We include and honor leadership and contributions from diverse stakeholders so that our work is authentically grounded in the community.

Credibility. We set feasible and realistic goals at the intersection of community needs and organizational capacity, and we hold ourselves accountable to our stakeholders to do the things we promise.

Learning. We improve our work by applying recognized, innovative and data-driven practices and by a regular rigorous evaluation of our work.

Collaboration. We work in partnership with residents and community leaders building from that base to develop coalitions with non-profit partners, funders, business leaders, and public officials.

Persistence. We are committed to the people and communities of Greater Española and to programs with sustainable, long-term, and measurable impact.

Equity. We engage communities in a way that means better outcomes for all residents in economically, ethnically and racially diverse communities.

  1. JoAnn V. Salazar

    Commission Chair

  2. Floyd Archuleta

    Commission Vice Chair

  3. Marlo Martinez


  4. JR Trujillo


  5. Toby Vigil


  6. Councilor Denise D. Benavidez

    Commission Liaison

  7. Councilor Justin Salazar Torrez

    Commission Liaison