Cielo Vista Neighborhood Association

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General Information

Cielo Vista Neighborhood Association Mission

Leadership Advocacy; to build resources and community relationships which will enhance quality of life through neighborhood improvements with long-term sustainability.

Organizational Purpose

The purpose of our neighborhood association is to enhance the Association’s area to promote a better neighborhood and community through group action, so that the quality of life in the area shall be in keeping with the social, environmental, cultural, and historic needs and interests of the residents and members.

Membership Meetings

CVNA meetings are held every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6 pm in the WH Burges high school library at 7800 Edgemere Blvd.  The scheduled meetings for 2021 will be on January 14th, February 11th, March 11th, April 8th, May 13th, June 10th, July 8th, August 12th, September 9th, October 14th, November 11th,  Christmas Party in lieu of December meeting.

 

For a Membership Application  Click Here   

 

Association Boundaries

 

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A new neighborhood Association, Valley View/Crest Hill, has formed within the original boundaries of the CVNA.  Click on the boundary map below to view.  Valley View boundaries overlap with CVNA’s original boundaries:

  • South – Interstate 10
  • East – McRae Blvd
  • North – Fort Bliss, EP International Airport, Montana
  • West – Geronimo

 

Board Members

 

Mike Adjemian, President

Michael Adjemian born in Reno, Nevada. Now calls El Paso home. He has over 30 years of extensive knowledge and understanding of manufacturing facilities throughout Mexico as well as the Southwestern U.S. He attended U.T.E.P. as well as U.A.CH in Chihuahua City, majoring in Marketing.

 

He is actively involved in his community. He has held the position of Neighborhood Watch Block Captain for over 7 years. He has been an active, member of the El Paso Police Department’s Pebble Hills Regional Command Center’s Citizens Advisory Board for 5 years. He participates and contributes to other non-profit organizations, such as the Special Olympics past assistant golf coach, annual participant in the Making Strides of El Paso against Breast Cancer annual walks to include March of Dimes walk as well.

 

Michael is always pro - actively looking for ideas and suggestions to improve the quality of life for his neighbors, community and his family. Michael’s qualities include a high level of enthusiasm and initiative.

 

Michael is married to his wife Bertha of 33 years; they have 1 daughter Michelle, who has attended Bonham, MacArthur, and Graduating from Burges in 2002. They have been residents of this community for over 25 years.

 

Elected as a Neighborhood Coalition Eastside Representative, responsible for 10 Neighborhood Associations spanning the Eastside of El Paso. this 2-year term ends on October 2018.

 

Selected in the summer of 2017 by the City’s Neighborhood Services Division, to participate in a Neighborhood Association support task force consisting of 8 members to work closely with the new emerging Neighborhood Associations, along with the at risk of dissolution Neighborhood Associations.

 

Bertha Adjemain, 1st Vice-President

I am a native El Pasoan, a graduate of Jefferson High School. I have worked in women’s apparel retail as a store manager for over 40 years. Recently retired, stay at home mother and wife, my husband and I recently celebrated our 36 wedding anniversary this year, 2017. I enjoy serving my community thru the Cielo Vista Neighborhood Association.


Elsa Chacon, 2nd Vice-President 

Elsa Chacon is a native El Pasoan, residing most of her life in the Cielo Vista area, attended MacArthur Elementary and Burges High School.  Graduated from El Paso Community College with an Associates degree in Computer Science where she began a courtship with her husband of 38 years, Gary Chacon.  They have two sons: Garry Michael and Gabriel Mason.  Both attended MacArthur and graduated from Burges High school.  

After college, Elsa worked in the Information Technology field for 25+ years as Computer Programmer/Analyst and then as an IT Director for a fortune 500 company.  At the beginning of her career, Elsa realized quickly that a bachelor’s degree was required to advance to a management positions, so she attended night school and online courses to graduate from Park University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems. 

In 2006 with the changes in the manufacturing industry and most jobs moving overseas, Elsa shifted her career path to teaching.  Again, returning to college to receive her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). Currently Elsa works as an adjunct Instructor for El Paso Community College teaching IT and business courses. 

Elsa is active in the community by volunteering at St. Mark’s Church as a Catechist teaching children’s RCIA. She is also a former Council 9 president with the National organization League of United American Citizens (LULAC).

 

Santos Padilla, 3rd Vice-President - Membership and Recruitment

My name is Santos Padilla Jr and I am a native El Pasoan.  I am a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and worked in a local hospital for 40 years.  I have been married to my wife Yolie for 44 years and have 3 wonderful children and 4 beautiful granddaughters.  I have been retired for the past ten years and I am living my life to the fullest.  I recently became a member of the CVNA and have lived in this area for 10 years and look forward to serving this community.

 

Mary Kirschenbaum, Secretary

I have lived in El Paso for over 40 years and am a proud graduate of Scotsdale School, ’69, Eastwood High School ’72, and UTEP ’87. I worked in the construction industry before graduating from UTEP. After receiving my B.S. in Education, I worked for the El Paso Hebrew Day School and Ysleta ISD. I have been volunteering with the Friends of the Cielo Vista Library since retiring. I’m a two-year member of the Cielo Vista Neighborhood Association though I’ve lived in the neighborhood for over 20 years with my partner. We have the Little Free Edgemere Porch Library (7913 Edgemere) for everyone to use.

   
Virginia Abilez, Parliamentarian

Born in El Paso, grew up in El Barrio del DIABLO, between the Dudley baseball field and the Isla De Cordova. Attended Zavala School, Graduated from Jefferson High School. I attended International Business School and graduated from UTEP with a degree in Education. I started working for the Bracero Program. After 2 years transferred to White Sands Missile Range then five years later transferred to the Ft. Bliss High Altitude Dept.  Following 15 years of service I quit to stay home with my kids.  I was a volunteer for the PTA, the Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts, after ten years I went back to work at William Beaumont Army Hospital (Blood Bank) then 2 years later transferred to the Air Defense School where I retired after 15 years of service as a military instructor.  After retirement I volunteered for CASA, church, PTA and the Wendy Davis Campaign.  I am now a proud volunteer for the Cielo Vista Neighborhood Association.

 

Armando Renteria, Treasurer   

I've live in the Cielo Vista neighborhood for 36 years and retired from the El Paso Water Utilities after forty-three years of service.  

     

 

                          2020-2021 CVNA Board of Directors

 

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Mary Kirschenbaum, Secretary   Mike Adjemian, President   Bertha Adjemian, 1st Vice- President

 

                                                           

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Dino Medina, Sergeant at Arms,    Elsa Chacon, 2nd Vice-President,    Virginia Abilez, Parliamentarian, Santos Padilla, 3rd Vice-President - Membership and Recruitment   Armando Renteria, Treasurer (Not Pictured)                                                           

                           


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  8401 Gateway West

 

 

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