Volunteering is my passion. My husband, Bob and I have been members of our local Rotary club for many years. I have seen the power of volunteerism and how it positively affects our community. We participate in many local community projects to include: the school food backpack program, assisting with local food bank distribution centers, Veteran’s Assistance Stand Down programs, and virtual coronavirus community assistance projects. For the last ten years I have been volunteering for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in various capacities, ranging from participating as a balloon crew member to Gondola Club hospitality volunteer. The 2019 event generated $186.82 million into the Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico economies, so it is particularly important to the economy of our city and state.