News Brief March 21,2024

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SAVE THE DATE: Lights, Camera, Counties!

Get ready to roll out the red carpet for the 87th New Mexico Counties Annual Conference, coming to San Miguel County from June 17th – June 20th in Las Vegas, New Mexico! This year we’re bringing Tinseltown to the Southwest as we embrace the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. Join us for a County star-studded affair featuring dinners that will tantalize your taste buds and dances that will have you tapping your boots like a true leading actor. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the scene where government affairs meets blockbuster entertainment. Mark your calendars and prepare for a conference that’s bound to be a box office hit! Registration begins on Monday, April 1st! Watch for an email...

Sandoval & San Miguel County Legislative Regional Meetings

ICYMI Catch up on the latest legislative changes that affect counties by attending one of the last two meetings. March 27, 10am in Sierra County, T or C and March 28, 10am in Chaves County, Roswell. Download the final legislative report.

Final Legislative Report

NMCIA Action Items

At their March 13, 2024 meeting, the NMCIA Board of Directors:

  • Re-elected all three current officers: Curry County Manager Lance Pyle, chair, Santa Fe County Manager Gregory Shaffer, vice chair, and Sandoval County Commissioner Michael Meeks, NMC Representative
  • Approved revised capital adequacy assessment funding on a three-year plan, with a four-year option if members make their first payment in 2024. Each member will receive a personalized letter from their NMCIA board representative detailing the assessment.

BernCo Treasurer Nancy Bearce and Rick Phillips, founder of the GIOA

Bernalillo County Treasurer's Office Wins!

The BernCo Treasurer's Office was awarded the Investment Policy Certification at the 19th annual Government Investment Officers Association (CIOA) last week. In a rare occurrence for first time entries, BernCo's policy won the award by meeting the standards, philosophy, ethics, and primary investment objectives. The association's mission is to be the guardians of the taxpayer's monies, and receiving the national recognition shows strong stable financial stewardship of the county's funds. Bravo!

Register Here

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: What Supervisors Need to Know

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Place: On-line

Instructor: Mark Allen, Loss Prevention Attorney

Certificates will be provided

Target Audience: Supervisors, Managers, and HR professionals

Are You Ready to Graduate with a NM EDGE Certification?

Are there classes that are not already listed on the Class List by Honing Event that you would like to see offered during our June Honing session? If so, please complete the June Honing Input Survey by April 1, 2024. Request an official audit.

Tune In Thurs. March 28, 9am

Listen to Grant County Sheriff Raul Villanueva discuss the challenges of law enforcement recruitment and retention with host Grant County Chief Deputy Assessor Raul Turrieta. Stream on and click on the listen button.

$800,000 Available for Recycling, Illegal Dumpsite, and Scrap Tire Cleanup

Applications for 2025 Recycling and Illegal Dumping (RAID) Fund grants: 2two-thirds for scrap tire management and abatement projects; one-third for recycling projects and illegal dumpsite abatement.

Register Today

Capital Outlay Application Cycle Open!

NM Aging & Long Term Services Dept. is accepting applications for capital outlay projects for FY2025 through May 15, 2024. Eligible projects include new construction, major additions, renovations, vehicles, code compliance, and equipment. Attend a training session:

  • Monday, April 1 in Santa Fe
  • Wednesday, April 3 in Gallup
  • Thursday, April 4 in Las Vegas
  • Thursday, April 18 in Las Cruces
  • Friday, April 26 online

NACo: Congress Passes Bill Aligning FEMA Disaster Assistance Deadlines

The bipartisan Disaster Assistance Deadlines Alignment Act would create one consistent deadline for disaster assistance applications. Read more

NACo Presidential Appointments

Applications must be completed by anyone who would like to be considered for a leadership position on a steering, standing or ad hoc committee. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 26. Learn more

NACo: Counties Work Game & Curriculum

Online educational game and classroom curriculum for grades 6 through 12.The curriculum — along with the online game, "Counties Work" — assists teachers with preparing lessons on county government.Resources available HERE.

Also, click on the photo to check out the game.

FYI: 2 copies of The Marvelous Adventures of Countyland (AI publication) is being sent to each county!

NACo: April is National County Government Month

This April, join the National Association of Counties (NACo) in celebrating National County Government Month (NCGM). This is an excellent opportunity for counties to highlight effective programs and raise public awareness about the essential roles and responsibilities of county government..

Link to NMC 2024 Annual Meetings Calendar

Link to Loss Prevention Trainings Calendar & RSVP

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 25-29 1st Line Supervisor 40 hr training Silver City SWTC Register HERE

Wed Mar 27 Legislative Regional meeting 10am-1pm Sierra County

Thur Mar 28 Legislative Regional meeting 10am-1pm Chaves County

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

Mon Apr 15-19 Instructor Development: Train the Trainer – ABQ / SWTC Register HERE

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Wed Apr 24 Advisory Council meeting re: annual conference agendas due, 11am in person San Miguel County Highlands University

Fri May 3 NMC Board of Directors meeting 8:30am Grant County

Wed May 8-10 WIR Annual Conference Mariposa County, CA

Mon May 13-16 NMC LP OSHA 30-hour general industry outreach training Albuquerque

Wed May 22 NMCIA Board of Directors meeting 8:30am NMC Santa Fe office

Tue Jun 11 NMCRe Captive Board meeting 1pm virtual

Mon Jun 17-20 NMC 87th Annual Conference San Miguel County, Las Vegas

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