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Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Honorary Chair : Honorable Rosario Rodriguez, Mayor, City of Folsom
The Annual State of Hispanics event serves as the premier forum for Hispanic economics across the Greater Sacramento Region. The event will kick off with the release and presentation of our 2023 Regional Hispanic Economic Report. This is our contribution to Hispanic Heritage Month at the Harris Center, in Folsom City College.
Our Honorary Chairs, the Honorable Rosario Rodriguez, Mayor, City of Folsom and Dr. Art Pimentel, President, Folsom Lake College exemplify the growing leadership of Latinos across our region. We are excited to have them join us in the release of the 2023 Regional Hispanic Economic Report.
Hispanics are creating an impact on our workforce, small business, economic growth, and community. What does this impact mean to our region? The 2023 report completed in partnership with Sacramento State and SACOG is the most comprehensive perspective of the State of Hispanics across our Sacramento region.
Rosario understands that small businesses thrive with the support of the community and city government.
Since stepping into her role as mayor of Folsom, Rosario Rodriguez has used her weekly office hours to help the community one resident at a time.
Last week, Rodriguez experienced the fruits of her work while meeting with a community member at a bus stop.
In early February, local resident Charles Bellairs visited the mayor’s office hours concerned because Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) removed a bus stop in front of the Sutter Health building on East Bidwell. That left him walking half a mile to get to the doctor’s office, which would prove difficult in extreme heat or rain.
Rodriguez said she escalated his concern to City Manager Elaine Andersen, who then contacted Henry Li, RT general manager and CEO. Two days later, RT replaced the bus stop at 2575 East Bidwell.
Bellairs contacted Rodriguez last week to tell her he was using the bus stop, so she met up with him at the stop.
“We hear so much about what goes wrong with government and rarely hear about the things that work out well,” Rodriguez said.
Connecting residents with the right officials and listening to residents speak about their concerns has been ongoing work for Rodriguez twice a week since January.
Rosario Rodriguez is an entrepreneur extraordinaire! In only 2 years in business, Sutter Street Taqueria has become an icon in Folsom's Historic District. Rosario’s strength is giving back to her community, which resulted in the 2018 District 6 Woman of the Year award by the Office of Assemblyman Kevin Kiley.
She has demonstrated an exemplary aptitude to run a business and give back to the community. Rosario currently serves as a Rotarian, a Commissioner for the Historic District Commission, Ambassador and Board Member for the Folsom Chamber of Commerce and Board Member for the Twin Lakes Food Bank.
Shining with community pride in a vivid red dress on the stage of Lakeside Church, Folsom Mayor Rosario Rodriguez delivered the 2023 State of the City address to a capacity- filled auditorium last Thursday. The event marked the first address for Rodriguez; the local businesswoman was named mayor in December after previously serving as vice- mayor.
“I truly enjoyed delivering the State of the City. It was so awesome looking out at the audience and seeing so many familiar faces that I’ve interacted with over the past 15 years,” said Rodriguez. “We have such a wonderful city and I’m excited to serve as mayor.”
At 4,937 words in total, Rodriguez’ speech focused on getting to work and getting things done in the year to come,
Rodriguez focused on the success of the year gone by as well as the bold vision ahead, all while recalling a special time after she opened her business, Sutter Street Taqueria, and learned what the Folsom community was truly all about.“I had taken a leap of faith and traded my six-figure healthcare job to pursue my dream of owning a taqueria in Historic Folsom,” said Rodriguez.
“As a new small-business owner, I worked dual jobs for a few months until the demand was too great. I was working around the clock 24-7, while also caring for my now late husband, Paul, during his aggressive chemotherapy treatments. It became clear to those closest to me that I was in high gear for a prolonged period.”
FOLSOM, Calif. — Newly elected Folsom Mayor Rosario Rodriguez delivered the State of the City Address on Jan. 26 during an event hosted by the Folsom Chamber of Commerce.
Rodriguez was elected to the City Council in 2020 after serving on the Historic District Commission for three years. She previously served as a board member for the Folsom Chamber of Commerce, the Twin Lakes Food Bank and the Folsom Economic Development Corporation, according to city of Folsom’s website.
In the speech, she reviewed recent accomplishments and shared upcoming goals for the year ahead.
Mayor Rodriguez touched on 10 ideas, plans and visions for Folsom’s progress and potential: