“Change Makers: Elected Women Serving the Borderland” to make debut March 31

A luncheon and panel discussion to honor women elected officials from all levels of local government will take place Friday, March 31.

The event is in honor of Women’s History Month and hosted by Progress321 and El Paso Matters to recognize women public officials and thank them for their hard work in our community.


Organizers invited more than 80 women elected officials to the Judson F. Williams Convention Center in Downtown El Paso. The panel discussion will feature U.S. Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, retired District Judge Linda Chew, and State Board of Education Representative Dr. Melissa Ortega. El Paso Matters assistant editor/reporter Cindy Ramirez will moderate the event.  These women will share their journey of being a Change Maker in our community.

Tickets are $100 each. Table sponsorships are $1,000, with an elected official seated at each table. Tickets and sponsorships can be obtained through the El Paso Community Foundation


Several community organizations have partnered with this event, highlighted by the “Trailblazer” sponsors, El Paso Community Foundation and Texas Gas Service.

Proceeds from the event will benefit El Paso Matters, a nonprofit civic news organization, and Progress 321, a nonprofit organization that connects “emerging leaders with established trailblazers and fosters meaningful, actionable progress” in the region.

Both are supporting organizations of the El Paso Community Foundation.

At a glance:

  • “Change Makers: Elected Women Serving the Borderland”
  • Friday, March 31, 2023, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

• Judson F. Williams Convention Center, Downtown El Paso
• Luncheon and panel discussion
• Tickets $100 each; tables sponsorships $1,000
• Tickets and sponsorships through the El Paso Community Foundation