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Citizens Bank of Las Cruces, Genuine Hometown Banking
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Community Involvement

2019 Board of Councilors

Citizens Bank's Board of Councilors consists of business people in and around Las Cruces who understand the market and our community’s goals. They provide insight and guidance to the bank and make recommendations where appropriate. Welcome to our new members! 
pictures of our 2019 board of councilors: Carl Bissett, Cindy Binns-Mendoza, Randy Boone, Heather Salopek, Brandon Stuart, Dr. Louis Zuniga, and Nicole Garland
They join our current members: Patty Olson, Brennen Jeffers, Gricel Chavez, Eli Estrada, Eric Walton, Greg Groves, Josh Lyon, Jim Mattocks, Kim Reagan, Paul Malooly, Virgil Medina, and Jennifer Sandoval.

2019 Pet Supply Drive

Employees of Citizens Bank came together and items for Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary and Action Program for Animals.
collage of donated items for pet food drive with bank staff

2019 Community Shred Day - T or C

The TorC Community Shred Day was a success even with a little rain! Thanks to American Document Services for your partnership! Also thank you to the City of TorC for the use of your recycle bins!
collage of bank staff and ads staff helping with the t or c shred day

2019 Community Shred Day - Las Cruces

Another Community Shred Day gone with the wind! Thank you to American Document Services and Your Country 103.9 KGRT for your help in making this event a success.
bank staff and ADS staff holding a bank banner in front of a shred truck

Supporting Aggie Basketball

In support of the Aggie Men's Basketball team, members of staff wore their Aggie gear. Go Aggies!
pictures of staff wearing aggie gear

2019 Community Shred Days

2019 shred day dates and times, las cruces 4/10/19 at 11am at the main branch. t or c on 4/17/19 at 11 am at t or c branch.

Sonoma Elementary Marquee

Thank you to everyone that helped commemorate the new Sonoma Elementary school marquee at the ribbon cutting celebration on 1/30/19. We are proud to be a part of such a great community!

collage of sonoma ranch elementary marquee sign ribbon cutting with students and staff

2018 La Casa Holiday Donation

Employees of Citizens Bank came together to play Secret Santa to benefit La Casa.
staff donation to La Casa

El Paso Branch Grand Opening

 Citizens Bank celebrated the opening of our first full service branch in El Paso on December 5, 2018. We had a great turnout with over 60 people in attendance. To show the support of our newest community, Citizens Bank elected to donate $2,500 to the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank where $1 supplies up to 7 meals. This donation allowed them to feed 17,500 people! Citizens Bank also donated $2,500 to the El Paso Salvation Army with funds going to help those less fortunate in the El Paso community. Citizens Bank also announced that it would increase its support to the The Borderplex Alliance to $20,000 in 2019. To learn more about how The Borderplex helps our community, see
Congratulations El Paso! We look forward to many years of success!
collage of El Paso ribbon cutting

2018 Holiday Music Performances

christmas lights and ornament on piano keys
Join us for our annual holiday tradition! In addition to our usual popcorn, for two Friday's in December, Citizens Bank will host local school choirs at our Main Branch located at 505 S. Main St., Las Cruces, NM 88001. Please see the below schedule for more information:
December 7th at 4:00 pm  
Zia Middle School Choir
December 14th at 4:00 pm
Las Cruces High School Choir
Make sure to stop by and enjoy some holiday cheer!

New Digital Sign for Highland Elementary

Coming together to make great things happen, that's what our community is all about.
Citizens Bank was happy to help sponsor the new Highland Elementary Marquee along with Campos Creative School Portraits and the Highland PTO.
Images of school marquee and students and staff holding ribbon.

2018 Mudd Volleyball Tournament

Staff from Citizens Bank, with their team "Hometown Dirtballs" represented the Bank as they got muddy to help raise money benefiting the Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region on September 8th.

group picture of staff mud volleyball team


2018 School Supply Drive

Employees of Citizens Bank rallied together to provide supplies to 11 local teachers to help them with the new school year. Thank you teachers for all that you do!
pictures of school supplies. group photo of teachers and staff.

Tents to Rents Fundraiser

Nicole Martinez, Executive Director for Mesilla Valley Community of Hope accepts a check from Vice President, Rhena Phillips of Citizens Bank. The contribution goes to the Tents for Rents annual fundraiser put on to benefit Camp Hope. The camp was developed to support and transition residents to permanent housing as quickly as possible. To learn more about what Mesilla Valley Community of Hope does, visit
Check Presentation to Mesilla Valley Community of Hope for $1,000

2018 Board of Councilors

Citizens Bank's Board of Councilors consists of business people in and around Las Cruces who understand the market and our community’s goals. They provide insight and guidance to the bank and make recommendations where appropriate. Welcome to our new members! 

Picutre of 2018 Board Of Councilors: Kim Reagan, Virgil Medina, Jim Mattocks, Paul Malooley, and Jennifer Sandoval

They join our current members: Donna Richmond, Kent Thurston, Chris May, Jason Browning, Dr. Ed Hernandez, Robert Major, Josh Lyon, Greg Groves, Eric Walton, Eli Estrada, Gricel Chavez, Brennen Jeffers, and Patty Olson.

2018 Veterans Baskets

Employees of Citizens Bank competed to create our annual Memorial Day Baskets to honor our nation's veterans. Once judged by some of our local vets, these baskets were hand delivered to the veterans home in T or C, New Mexico. 
Picture of donated baskets for local veterans

Pet Food Drive

Employees of Citizens Bank came together to raise over 430 lbs of food and goods for Action Program for Animals and Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary. 
Pictures of staff delivering food to animal sanctuaries

2018 Community Shred Day - Las Cruces

We had another successful Shred Day in Las Cruces! Citizens Bank teamed up again with American Document Services to provided a needed service to our community and shredded 32,500 pounds! This year our event was the biggest yet with local radio station KGRT on site and members from the Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Linking Hands team helping out too! 
Picture of Shred Trucks and staff helping at event

2018 Community Shred Day - T or C

It was a great Shred Day in T or C! In partnership with American Document Services we shredded 11,000 pounds of paper! Special thanks to the City of T or C for donating their recycling bins for empty boxes! 
Collage of pictures from T or C community shred day. People dropping of boxes. recycle bins being unloaded, team posing in front of the truck.

Board of Councilors - Citizens Bank

The Board of Councilors consists of business people in and around Las Cruces who understand the market and our community’s goals. They provide insight and guidance to the bank and make recommendations where appropriate.

Current Board of Councilors:
Jim Mattocks, J&J Supply Robert Major, Major Wildlife Studio
Kim Reagan, Priority One Property Management, Inc. Paul Malooly, El Paso Paper Box, Inc.
Virgil Medina, La Clinica de Familia Jennifer Sandoval, R. Hines Construction
Josh Lyons, Insta-Copy Imaging Greg Groves, Picture Frame Factory Outlet
Eric Walton, Spence Asset Management Eli Estrada, Pat Campbell Insurance, LLC
Gricel Chavez, Southwestern Abstract and Title Co. Brennen Jeffers, Big Star ACE Hardware & Farm Supply
Patty Olson, Exit Realty Donna Richmond, La Pinon Sexual Assault Recovery Services
Kent Thurston, Ken Thurston Development Chris May, Mesilla Valley Hospice
Dr. Ed Hernandez, Eyes of the Southwest Jason Browning, Browning Electric
Thank you for all you do to contribute to the Bank’s continued success.

High School Debit Card Donation 

Thanks to our customers and their support of the High School Debit Card program, in 2017 Citizens Bank was able to donate $19,576 to the Las Cruces Public Schools and $3,318.60 to Hot Springs High School in T or C.

Picture of people presenting a large check

2018 Community Shred Days

Shredded Paper Picture with the following message: 2018 Community Shred Days, Save the Date, 4/11/18 - Truth or Consequences, 4/19/18 - Las Cruces

2017 Aggies Go Bowling!

Employees of Citizens Bank wore all their Aggie gear to celebrate the NMSU Aggies going to the Arizona Bowl! Go Aggies!
 Picture of staff members wearing NMSU Aggie gear.

2017 La Casa Holiday Donation

Employees of Citizens Bank came together to play Secret Santa to benefit La Casa.
 Picture of four women standing beside donated gifts.

2016 Business of the Year

This February Citizens Bank received the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce award for Business of the Year. We would like to congratulate our Citizens Bank family for their hard work as volunteers in our community and involvement as community bankers. We wouldn't have the success that we do if wasn't for the communities involvement as well so for that we would like to thank the Las Cruces and Dona Ana commuinity. Pictured above from left to right are members of our Executive Management team: Jed Fanning EVP, Ruth Christopher EVP & CFO, George Ruth President & CEO, and Tim Hargorove EVP.
Picture of executive management holding the award.

New Digital signs for MacArthur & Desert Hills Elementary

Citizens Bank recently donated brand new digital signs to MacArthur & Desert Hills Elementary. Students and staff marked the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony where members of the bank's Marketing Committee were presented with a custom made thank you poster. Pictured above are the students & staff along with George Ruth President, Jessie Sanchez VP, Tres Libby SVP, Jed Fanning EVP, Mikko Noopila VP, and Rhena Phillips AVP.
Picture of staff and students clapping after the ribbon is cut. Donated sign in the foreground.

Students and staff posing in front of the donated sign holding a ribbon and scissors.
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