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El Paso Council of the Blind

Since 2013, the El Paso Council of the Blind has served as a voice for independence and empowerment for El Pasoans who are blind or visually impaired.  The Council’s strength derives from devoted members and the passionate Board of Directors.  Members advocate for disability rights by participating in various local and state communities.  Throughout the year, the Council holds various events and trainings that promote community integration and inclusion.  Past events and training workshops include: Braille for Badges, sensitivity training for paratransit drivers, guide dog meet and greet sessions, a Christmas celebration dinner, accessible voting awareness, iPhone and iPad training camps, and various fundraising activities.

El Paso Council of the Blind Committees

How we’re helping our visually impaired community
  • Hospitality Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Online Presence Committee
  • Holiday Meal Committee
  • Summer & Winter Festivities Committee
  • DC Braille for Badges Committee
  • Independent Living Committee
  • iPad Camp Committee


El Paso Council of the Blind’s Board of Directors and members dedicate this page to our fellow brothers and sisters who have passed on to glory.  Though no longer in our presence, their strength, wisdom, endurance, and love of life will be admired by both present and future members.

In Fondest Memory of David Isaac Valencia


“Isaac’s unique optimistic personality had the ability to make one forget their troubles and laugh about any situation life served up. His compassion, willingness to help and give support to others made Isaac a true friend who’s laughter will leave a large void for those who knew him.  Farewell my friend, here’s to you!  Cheers with a final ROAR for the Lion who sleeps.”   –Mary Alice and Bill

Board of Directors

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Alfredo Perez

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Eleanor Coldwell

Vice President
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Kathy Perez

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Cynthia Marrugo

Board Member
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Gemma Ceniceros

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LU Apple

Board Member

Get In Touch!

If you are interested in learning more about the organization, services, events, or would like to simply share your ideas, compliments, or concerns, please complete this form and a representative will respond shortly.

Alfredo Perez, President

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Eleanor Coldwell, Vice President

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Kathy Perez, Treasurer

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