Richardson appoints Clovis realtor to growth committee

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer

Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate broker Gayla Brumfield was chosen by the governor last month to serve on a volunteer organization to consider growth issues that may arise with the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a spokesperson for the governor, Jon Goldstein.

The 16th Air Force Special Operations Wing assumes ownership of Cannon in October 2007.

With her real estate background, Brumfield said she believes she is a good fit for the organization. Her experience will help the organization address developmental and quality of life needs that may arise with the new mission, she said.

“I think Clovis is at a real point to move forward,” Brumfield said.

“I want Clovis to be a place our kids can stay,” she said.

Brumfield is the first to be appointed to the organization, called the Local Growth Management Organization.

The 11-person group — most members will be skilled in certain areas such as education or real estate — will make recommendations to the Local Growth Management Committee about infrastructure needs in Clovis and will serve as a liaison for the community and Air Force and federal officials.

The Local Growth Management Committee is comprised of government representatives of Curry and Roosevelt counties and Portales and Clovis.

Committee members asked Gov. Bill Richardson to appoint two members to its subcommittee. As of Monday, Richardson had not appointed his second subcommittee member, but will do so “as soon as possible,” Goldstein said.