News Brief January 25,2024

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NMCIA Elects New Board Officials

The NMCIA pool members ratified the Class A commission appointments to the board of directors: 

• Lisa Sedillo-White, Bernalillo Deputy County Manager for General Services

• Shirley Ragin, Bernalillo Deputy County Manager for Finance

• Diana Murillo, Dona Ana County Commissioner

• Cynthia Singleton, San Juan County Claims Manager

• Michael Meek, Sandoval County Commissioner

• Gregory S. Shaffer, Santa Fe County Attorney

Commissioner Diana Murillo replaces outgoing board member Dona Ana County Commissioner Shannon Reynolds. 

Members conducted elections for the three population category directors, re-electing Union County Manager Brandy Thompson to the small county director position representing counties with populations up to 16,000. Members re-elected Cibola County Manager Kate Fletcher as the mid-level low director (16,001-35,000 population) and Valencia County Manager Danny Monette as the mid-level high director (35,001-99,999 population).

All directors will serve a two-year term.

Legislative Session Updates

NMC Tracking Report Link

Click on the tracking report link above for updated status of bills and Executive Committee actions or visit our legislative page at

10 Counties Recognized for Audit Awards for FY 2022

NMC and the Office of the State Auditor selected Chaves, Curry, Doña Ana, Eddy, Lea, Los Alamos, McKinley, Roosevelt, and Sandoval Counties as recipients for the annual Audit and Accountability Awards and San Juan County for continued excellence. 


Three Counties Receive Detention Reaccreditation Awards

The Adult Detention Professional Standards Council (ADPSC) awarded a three-year Certificate of Reaccreditation to three County Facilities: San Juan, Santa Fe, and Valencia counties.

Valencia County Receives Sheriff's Office Accreditation

The New Mexico Sheriff’s Professional Standards Council (NMSPSC) awarded an initial three-year Certificate of Accreditation to the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office. This is the first sheriff’s office in New Mexico to earn its accreditation under this program. The Valencia County Sheriff’s Office was previously accredited through the New Mexico Municipal League program. 


Two County Misdemeanor Compliance Accreditations Awarded

Curry County received it's first Misdemeanor Compliance Program three-year certification accreditation and Lea County received another three-year reaccreditation.

Five Counties Receive Workers' Compensation Awards

Harding, Hidalgo, Rio Arriba, Lea, and Doña Ana counties received $7,000 for achieving a positive claim trend, and the lowest frequency of workers’ compensation claims for 2023.

11 Counties Receive RAP Awards

Grant, HIdalgo, Lincoln, Luna, McKinley, Sandoval, Sierra, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, and Valencia counties received RAP Awards for their continued risk awareness program involvement.

2024-2025 Wildfire Risk Reduction Program

The grant program assists communities throughout New Mexico in reducing their risk from wildland fire on non-federal lands.

Funding categories include:

  • CWPP updates up to $25,000/project
  • Education and outreach activities up to $20,000/project
  • Hazardous fuels reduction projects up to $100,000/project

the program information packet and applications are on the NMC website:

September NACo Leadership Academy Graduates from New Mexico

Elie Boujaoude, Deputy CIO, Bernalillo County

Troy Hall, Finance Director, Curry County

Learn more HERE about the NACo High Performance Leadership that starts in April.

New Transportation Funding

Last year, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced $9.7 billion in funding for the Bridge Investment Program.

  • Enhancing county infrastructure: This funding is an opportunity for counties to enhance local infrastructure through bridge rehabilitation and new construction projects.
  • How to utilize: Counties can utilize this funding for contracting and planning bridges, with applications open now.

New Mexico Heros

Corrections officers make a difference in their communities in many ways. They are first responders, protectors and caregivers committed to keeping our communities safe. Please click on this link and share in your communities:


The New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority’s HOME Rehabilitation Program provides repairs to bring the home up to code

or provides accessibility modifications to homeowners who lack the resources to do so. 

Visit our website for a list of home rehabilitation service providers in New Mexico.

New WCA Judge Appointed

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed Ned S. Fuller to serve as a workers’ compensation judge for the Workers’ Compensation Administration (WCA). Fuller will assume his position on February 17, 2024, filling a vacancy created by the departure of Reginald Woodard in October 2023. 

Link to NMC 2004 Annual Meetings Calendar

Link to Loss Prevention Trainings Calendar & RSVP


Wed Jan 31 Bill introduction deadline

Sat Feb 3 NMC Board of Directors meeting 8:30am Santa Fe

Mon Feb 12-16 NMC LP Instructor Course: Interactions with Persons w/Mental Health Register by Feb. 5 HERE

Thu Feb 8 Executive Committee meeting 11am virtual

Sat Feb 10-13 NACo Legislative Conference DC

Thu Feb 15 Legislative Session Ends Noon

Mar NM EDGE classes 3/5, 3/6, 3/7, 3/12, 3/13, 3/14, 3/19, 3/20, 3/21, 3/26, 3/27, 3/28, Live Online

Mon Mar 11-15 40 hr CIT training ABQ/PSPG

Mon Mar 11-15 Instructor: Interactions Re: Mental Issues SF/PSPG

Wed Mar 13 NMCIA Board meeting NMC Santa Fe office

Tue Mar 19 NMCRe Captive Board meeting 1pm via Zoom

Wed Mar 20 Legislative Regional meeting 10am Sandoval County TBD

Thur Mar 21 Legislative Regional meeting 10am San Miguel County TBD

Mon Mar 25-29 1st Line Supervisor 40 hr training Silver City SWTC

Wed Mar 27 Legislative Regional meeting 10am Sierra County TBD

Thur Mar 28 Legislative Regional meeting 10am Chaves County TBD

Wed Apr 3 NMC Executive Committee Budget meeting 10am NMC Santa Fe office

Wed Apr 24 Advisory Council meeting re: annual conference agendas, 11am San Miguel County