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 2018 will be on January 11th, February 8th, March 8th, April 12th, May 10th,  June 14th, July 12th, August 9th, September 13th, October 11th, November 8th,  December no meeting.


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 Association Boundaries



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.


1st Vice-President, Vacant


Virginia Abilez, 2nd Vice-President

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. 


 Terri Flickinger, 3rd Vice-President

I was born and raised in El Paso. I attended Bonham, MacArthur, and Burges. After graduating in 1973, I attended NMSU where I earned a BA in History and an MA in History. I began teaching High School in Las Cruces in 1980 until we moved back to El Paso in 1991. I taught at Ysleta High, Montwood High, and Mission Early College until my retirement from public school in 2013. I also taught as an adjunct History professor at EPCC for 25 years. I have been married to my husband John for 43 years. He is an English instructor and we taught together at Montwood and EPCC. We are the proud parents of 2 boys who graduated from Montwood, ASU, Texas State, and UTEP. They are both instructors today. We have 2 grandsons, Morgan and McCrae, who are in elementary school in Austin. We were fortunate to find a home in Cielo Vista in 2015 and are enjoying our retirement in this extraordinary neighborhood. I hold several offices in my church, St. Paul's UMC on Edgemere, and I hope to be a more active part of CVNA. My passions are education, travel, and family.


Josh Herrera, 3rd Vice-President 

Josh Herrera was born and raised in El Paso. He is a proud graduate of Cathedral High School and UTEP. After graduating from UTEP he pursued his law degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Josh began his legal career with the District Attorney's Office in El Paso County, and later began his own law firm.


Josh is married to Paulina and together they have two daughters. Paulina works at Exigo Architecture Firm in downtown El Paso. Together, they spend as much time as they can enjoying the great opportunities that the Cielo Vista Neighborhood provides for families.


"I believe in the strong family values that are inherent in the beautiful Cielo Vista Neighborhood. From the central location to the city, the various parks in walking distance, the excellent schools in the area, and the shops and restaurants nearby, we are proud to be party of Cielo Vista. We enjoy continuing to work closely with the neighborhood association and our neighbors to continue to provide the best living in El Paso!"




 Genevieve Harkins, Secretary

I, Genny Harkins, am your CVNA  secretary.  As an Army brat and wife I was without roots until my husband retired in 1967 and we bought our home in Cielo Vista.  My four children are Burges graduates and three of them have degrees from UTEP.  I retired from EPISD after teaching for 28 years.  I then tutored at Cielo Vista Elementary School for ten more years. I am active in CVNA because I believe it is our duty to provide the best neighborhood  possible for the welfare of our children and to improve the quality of life for all of our residents.

Bertha Adjemian, Parliamentarian

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.

Peggy Ann Carrillo, Treasurer

Peggy is a native born El Pasoan. She attended Hughey Elementary, St. Pius X Catholic School, Ross Intermediate and graduated from Burges High School. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from UTEP (marketing major). She lived in Washington, D.C. for ten years working for Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young in the areas of executive assistance, training staff in computer software and as an events planner. Upon returning to El Paso, she became a computer software trainer with Border Institute of Technology. She holds an instructor certificate from the Cisco Networking Academy Program, and advanced certificates in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. In 2002, she created and developed her own web based online retail store. Her business caters to the fashion and film industry, opera, musicals, television and Victorian themed weddings. She and her husband, John have been married thirty seven years.


Jim Ware, Board Member Emeritus




                           CVNA Board members

Mike Adjemian President, Bertha Adjemian Parliamentarian, Genny Harkins Secretary, Virginia Abilez 2nd Vice-President (not shown), Peggy Ann Carrillo Treasurer (not shown)

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Sep 26: Alameda Community Center Preconstruction Community Meeting
Sep 28: B.H.S Varsity Football Game
Sep 29: 14th Annual Neighborhood Summit
Oct 3: District 3 Community Meeting
El Paso, Texas 79925


6500 Montana Ave.