E.G. Chayo Apodaca Community Center

The Socorro City Council approved the renovation of a deteriorating abandoned firehouse on June 28, 2010 using City of Socorro funds. The 3,200-square-foot facility, a former fire station built in 1989, had been abandoned until earlier this year when the city of Socorro initiated reconstruction. Alvidrez Associates Inc. designed the project, and Blair Hall Co. Inc. remodeled the building.

The E.G. “Chayo” Apodaca Community Center is open to the public and offers free computer and internet access, an arcade room, a toddler play room, and a conference / study area.  Citizens of  Socorro now have a new place to learn and play.

Note: Information cannot be saved to the computers, please take a USB if needed.

Center Biographical Information

Elizario Gonzales Apodaca
Born: September 27th, 1930

E.G. “Chayo” Apodaca is modern Socorro’s First Mayor Pro-Tem.
He obtained Socorro’s First Fire Truck, served as Chief and still serves as the Departments Chaplain.
He married Matilde Carbajal and they have 4 daughtars and 1 son.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1948-1952
Retired from Fort Bliss Civil Service; after 35 years.
He graduated from Ysleta High School and worked in the Socorro Independent School District, Alternative Program.

E.G. “Chayo” Apodaca also served as:

  • Socorro City Alderman
  • Socorro City Mayor Pro-Tem
  • Socorro Fire Department Chaplain