Here are some details.
You are invited to the Greenlee County event titled “Connecting the Dots to Home Ownership” is coming up this Friday August 18 in Clifton. The show will open at 9 am and close at 3 pm – located at 550 North Coronado Blvd, in Clifton. Watch for sandwich boards with red, white, blue and green balloons (across the highway from Dollar General, next door to Kempton’s).
The Executive Board of Southeastern Arizona Governments Organization (SEAGO) meeting scheduled for August 18 will be held in Clifton in conjunction with the Greenlee Count-Wide Housing Forum. Please visit: http://growinggreenlee.org/housing/
This event is much bigger than most people think. And the focus of the forum is to truly help connect the dots to home ownership. For first time buyers the process can be quite intimidating. With superior support from three local mortgage lenders how to get qualified, what the process entails will be simplified on site. Forum attendees can even take advantage of getting prequalified in private meeting rooms during the forum.
The general public will be able to meet with top elected officials, realtors, home builders, local business owners and receive support from 4 area Chambers of Commerce (Greenlee Chamber, Graham Chamber, Willcox Chamber and Lordsburg will all be present). Living in a rural setting is different than living in an urban subdivision. This forum is designed to point out the many advantages and quality of life one can expect by living in Greenlee County.
Early support for this activity came from Freeport McMoRan who will also staff a booth at the show. Important support will also be evident from the Towns of Clifton and Duncan, both of whom will be present and invite people to their booths.
One new addition at this event will be staff from the Greenlee County Recorder’s Office who will be performing a Voter Registration Booth and look forward to registering you or answering your questions about voting in Greenlee County.
A major question that always comes up, what sort of medical services are available? A great question – and professionals from Mt. Graham Regional Hospital, Gila Health Resources, Canyonlands Healthcare, SEAGO AAA, and departments representing Greenlee County Health Services will also be onsite.
But wait, there’s more! Girl Scout Troop 1573 will be present and offer a surprise for attendees. Chase Creek Marketplace will be joined on the vendor floor by the Duncan Pride Society, Greenlee Tourism Council, Mt Graham Safe House and two entities of vital strategic interest: Arizona@Work alongside EAC’s Small Business Development Center. Yes that’s right, onsite support to find employment or assistance with a business plan to start a new venture.
You think it will be difficult to find a home site? Greenlee County Development LLC, (the Golf course folks) have home lots on the course and overlooking the course in York Valley. But there is also land, lots and homes available starting in Duncan on the way up Highway 75 to Apache Grove. A licensed Realtor® will be on hand to provide current listings of homes, lots, land, etc.
School on your mind?
The Morenci School System will also have a booth at the showcase as a demonstration of support for quality housing and quality education. Need to know about insurance? Gila Insurance Group will have you covered in a jiffy. What about remodeling? Need supplies? Town & Country Supply (and Town and Country Home Builder Fred Robinette) will have a table outlining what they can do to make your dream of homeownership come true.
A true collaborative effort is shaping up for all to see. Bring your ideas, your friends, neighbors and family members. Homebuilders from as far away as Globe and Tucson will be onsite. Employees at the Morenci mine are the primary ‘target audience’ however housing is on the minds of many in our area as Greenlee County is becoming a hub for economic growth and development.
Two regional council of government SEAGO and SWNMCOG (Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments) will be present. Four Chambers of Commerce will help you connect the dots to finding local businesses, and much more. For additional information please write: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 928-865-2072 and ask for Housing Forum support.
We hope to see you Friday, if not – tell a friend or send a neighbor!