Yesterday, Tuesday May 30th, the Belen Municipal Court was renamed to the Councilor Yvette Padilla Belen Municpal Court. This was accomplished during a beautiful ceremony led by Mayor Robert Noblin during which City Clerk Dorothy Flores read the Proclamation renaming the Municipal Court building.
The ceremony was attended by City and County dignitaries, Councilor Padilla’s family and friends, and other community members. Yvette’s brother spoke for the family thanking the City Council and Mayor as well as speaking about the roles that Yvette played in the very building that now carries her name.
Yvette Padilla’s humble nature of kindness, love, dedications, and service to her community was highlighted throughout the ceremony. A lovely bench was dedicated in her memory by Charles and JoAnna Montoya and Robert Noblin donated a stone memorial marker.