News Brief December 14, 2023

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Last day to register online is Fri. January 5, 2024. Join your county peers on Tues. evening January 16 for the Sponsors & Exhibitors Reception @5pm. On Wed. January 17 start your morning with a Mix & Mingle Breakfast with our Sponsors & Exhibitors from 7:45am-8:30am followed by the Opening Session with special guest Sheriff Jim Kinner to enlighten you about the IGNITE Program (Inmate Growth Naturally and Intentionally Through Education).

Invite your state legislators to the legislative breakfast Thurs. January 18 @7:15am (doors open 6:45am). Use this opportunity to bend their ears and share your county legislative initiatives with them.


State & Federal Agency Expo

SFCCC Wed. Jan. 17, 2024 10am-12:30pm

Need some advice about your road project? Engage in robust conversations with your state and federal agency representatives in the SFCCC lobby. Agency representatives will be available to answer questions and offer support to county government.

Workshop: What's the Temperature in the


SFCCC Wed. Jan. 17, 2024 10:15am-11:15am

Bring your sunscreen and shades, we're gong to see what's happening in the Pool! Take a deep dive into the New Mexico Counties Insurance Authority Pool.

Workshop: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence

Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of AI SFCCC Wed. Jan. 17, 2024 10:15am-11:15am

Image the possibilities throughout industry, government, and science. The new next gen!

ChatGPT to PrivateGPT: Securing Your AI Data

SFCCC Wed. Jan. 17, 2024 11:30am-12:30pm

Allows you to train your AI to ingest your documents and data and secure them all in one place. It's your new best friend!

Media Do's and Don'ts

SFCCC Wed. Jan. 17, 2024 11:30am-12:30pm

Allow Staying on message when dealing with media inquires can be challenging. Learn techniques that help take the fear out of dealing with the media - beit broadcast news, print news, or live! - and get comfortable with crafting and owning your message. Learn from Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist-turned Communications Manager August Meyers.

New Mexico's State Tax Credit Program

State tax credits are available through the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority to individuals and businesses that make donations to help build affordable housing in New Mexico. The tax credit is equal to 50% of the value of the donation. Learn more about the New Mexico Affordable Housing Charitable Trust.

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Outdoor Recreation is Growing!

The Outdoor Recreation Division is offering an Outdoor Marketing Grant (OMG) and guide. The objective is to expand opportunities for participation in the outdoor recreation industry for all. Eligible expenses include event sponsorships, print brochures, maps, guidebooks, digital and print ads, and other marketing materials. Grant Cycle is open now through December 31, 2023.

Apply Here

Link to NMC 2004 Annual Meetings Calendar

Link to Loss Prevention Trainings Calendar & RSVP

Tue Dec 19 NMCRe Captive Board virtual meeting 10am

Thur Dec 21-22 NMCIA Board meeting & Retreat Doña Ana County Hotel Encanto


Jan NM EDGE classes 1/4, 1/9, 1/23. 1/24, 1/25, 1/30, 1/31 Live Online

Mon Jan 15-18 NMC Legislative Conference Santa Fe, Hilton and SFCCC

Mon Jan 15-16 NM EDGE at conference

Tue Jan 16 NMCIA Membership meeting 9am

Tue Jan 16 Legislative Session opens Noon

Tue Jan 16 NMC Board of Directors meeting 2pm

Fri Jan 19 NMC Lobbyist meeting Santa Fe office

Thu Jan 25 NMC Executive Committee Zoom 11am

Wed Jan 31 Bill introduction deadline

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

Thu Feb 8 Executive Committee meeting 11am virtual

Sat Feb 10-13 NACo Legislative Conference DC

Thu Feb 15 Legislative Session Ends Noon

Feb 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