Here's a big New Year's Cheers to Gloria Mendoza, the first Latina Mayor of Grandview! Gloria was already a member of the city council and as of January 1, she became mayor, unanimously elected by the city council. She replaces outgoing mayor Norm Childress. Along with Grandview businessman Tim Morris, she co-founded the Lower Valley Business Connections -- a group promoting cooperation among Lower Valley cities and a sense of loyalty and pride among residents, such as buying local when possible. Mayor Mendoza understands leadership as she is CEO at GMC Training Institute (CDL truck driving school). Congratulations Mayor Mendoza!