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.