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Peñasco ExpoCenter Board appoints Director

By Azucena Mazón

Following creation of the Puerto Peñasco Convention Center Governing Board, headed up by Mayor Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta and consisting of representatives from corporate associations, the Chamber of Commerce, and municipal officials, Celida Botello was named Director of the recently inaugurated ExpoCenter.

Botello’s appointment was well accepted by members of the administrative board and representatives of tourism promotion organizations given her experience and background in Puerto Peñasco.

Those with inquiries about the Convention Center may direct calls to City Hall or contact Celida Botello directly at:

The Peñasco ExpoCenter, officially inaugurated on May 8th by Sonoran Governor Guillermo Padrés Elías, has already been the site for various important events including the World Championship Boxing event between Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada and Richie Mepranum, a festive celebration with 2000 mothers for Mothers’ Day, and was the host site for the recent HerbaLife convention. Upcoming events include a night of lucha libre (wrestling) this Saturday, May 31st, and the presentation of singer Nicho Hinojosa at the end of June.

Convention Center Governing Board include:

President – Mayor Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta

Vice-President – City Trustee Herme Damián Velázquez

Secretary – Celida Botello Navarro


Laura Palacio Soto, State Secretary of Tourism delegate

Guillermo Muñoz Fierro, President of the Puerto Peñasco Chamber of Commerce (CANACO)

Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, President of the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV)

Engineer Heberto Reyna, City Director of Urban Development, Public Projects and Ecology

Alberto Rodríguez Parra, City Treasurer