It used to be the main roads are bad. Now, it’s like right in front of my house — City Manager Matt Geisel



At the Italian American Association luncheon, Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce President Jerry Schalow, Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull and City Manager Matt Geisel updated local and state businesses on the future of the city and its infrastructure.

In the future, Rio ancho can look forward to many things including roads, community events, funding for traveling education exhibits in public libraries, refurbishing public facilities, more inspector positions, and emergency vehicles and supplies.

First and foremost though, roads and infrastructure are top of the list

Quantum road is coming up for re-pavement.(Michaela Helean/Observer)

“I’ve got three generations of family in Rio Rancho and I want to see the next generations stay here,” Hull said.

Since the city got a lower interest rate on bond issues, they plan to put more towards infrastructure. This includes roads, libraries and recreation centers. 

“It used to be the main roads are bad. Now, it’s like right in front of my house,” Geisel said.

Roads are still top priority. Hull announced that neighborhood roads would be next for refurbishing. 

However, no dates were listed for these projects.

“Of course, it will be 10 miles of roads at a time, because we want people to be able to go home,” Hull added.

The city also plans to add more entertainment and leisure facilities and restaurants.

“We found a building to put more activities that will draw Gen Z and Millennial groups. I am excited for pickleball,” Geisel said.

They plan to open a recreation center located in The Hub Plaza in Enchanted Hills in early 2023.


Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce has more information on its website.