Rural Community Builder Name:  Chris Mendoza

Community: Communities in Hood River, Wasco, Gilliam, and Sherman counties

Role: Small business development advisor for the Latino community

Recognized by: Gregory Price

What is one word or phrase that describes this person as an RCB: Essential

Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB:

He has taken on so many roles including support and capital access, Latino outreach, training for childcare providers, support for undocumented workers, and on top of his busy schedule is always looking to do more. He also supports Spanish speaking training programs and leads the construction certification training for the Columbia Gorge community.