News Brief April 25, 2024

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Hi Ho Hi Ho It's Off To Conference We Go!

Oh, dormitory-dwellers and conference-goers, rejoice! Your interest in our conference is like music to our ears, and we are absolutely thrilled to have you join us! The 400+ hotel/motel rooms have sold out. We secured 20 dorm rooms (2 bedrooms with a shared bath for 2 persons) in Melody Hall at NMHU. Please reach out to Isaiah Rodriguez, 505-660-1270, to get on the list. It will be an experience of a lifetime!

To aid us in our noble cause of organizing affiliate room assignments with precision, we humbly ask that you swiftly complete your registration for the annual conference under "County Member". (Government Agency is for state or federal agencies only.) Your cooperation is a gem beyond measure, and we are eagerly counting down the days until we can bask in your presence at the event!

Who Will Reign as the Best County in San Miguel?

Time is running out to secure your teams for the Golf & Cornhole Tournaments for our upcoming 87th Annual Conference. Don't miss out on the opportunity to demonstrate your skills and claim victory amongst our 33 Strong!

Space is limited! For golf, register your team with Antonio Padilla at For cornhole, register with Vidal Crespin at Loate details for the tournaments on the conference website HERE.

NMC 87th Annual Conference Affiliate Meetings

Get ready to elevate your experience at this year's Annual Conference with our exclusive Affiliate meetings! We're thrilled to announce that these sessions will be packed with invaluable insights, dynamic discussions, and networking opportunities that you won't want to miss. Keep an eye out for the agenda reveal coming soon!

Tune in Thur. May 2 at 9am Streaming on Radio

Are you curious about the important decisions that impact all 33 counties in New Mexico? Look no further! We are thrilled to announce that San Miguel County Commission Chair Harold Garcia will be streaming on radio for an exclusive talk about his experience on the NM Counties Board of Directors. In this exciting discussion, Garcia will share his insights on the perks of representing his county on the board, the crucial decisions they make, and much more! Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and engage with a passionate leader.Click LISTEN for an unforgettable conversation with Harold Garcia!

Start Your Conference With NM EDGE Classes

Monday, June 17, 8:30am -8:30pm

Tuesday, June 18, 8:30am-11:30am

Public Finance classes May 6-9, 2024

Advanced Public Purchasing May 20-23

May Finance, Purchasing Classes

Ready Set Go! Wildfire Preparedness Workshop April 27

Saturday, April 27 from 10am-1pm at Christ Church Santa Fe. Focusing on the topic, "How Does the Threat of Fire Affect your Homeowners Insurance?" there will be an insurance panel on homeowners' fire insurance. Experts from Fire Adapted NM Learning Network, Santa Fe fireshed Coalition, Forest Stewards Guild, City of Santa Fe Fire Department, and more. FREE!

Download County Results

NM Foundation for Open Governments Audit of County & City Websites

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government conducted a survey of county and municipal websites to gauge whether the public could easily find pertinent government information online. The bulk of the audit was done by Frank Cardoza, University of New Mexico law student and FOG legal intern. Mr. Cardoza examined the websites of 31 cities and 27 counties and scored them on objective criteria, including Financial Data, Accountability Data, Public Meetings Information, Public Records Information, Contact Information, Other Frequently Sought Information, and Website Functionality and Ease of Use. Top three counties Santa Fe, Bernalillo, and Eddy Counties.

Federal Uniform Guidance Revisions

Recent updates from the White House Office of Management and Budget simplify federal grant processes, significantly impacting how counties manage federal funds. Key changes include simplified grant applications and higher thresholds for single audits. Effective October 1, 2024.

EPA Sets New Standards for PFAS in Drinking Water

The EPA's new regulations set stringent limits on PFAS levels, impacting counties that manage water utilities. Limits for PFOA and PFOS are set at four parts/trillion. NACo will provide updates and guidance for counties.

Link to NMC 2024 Annual Meetings Calendar

Link to Loss Prevention Trainings Calendar & RSVP

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

Tue May 7-8 16-Hour Verbal De-escalation training Bernalillo County, ABQ, 8am-5pm Register

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

June NM EDGE Classes (Live Online) 6/4, 6/5, 6/11, 6/12, 6/13, 6/25, 6/26, 6/27

Tue Jun 11 NMCRe Captive Board meeting 1pm virtual

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

Mon Jun 17-18 NM EDGE Classes San Miguel County NMHU

Tue Jun 18 NMC Board of Directors meeting 4pm San Miguel County NMHU Student Center

Thu Jun 20 NMC Board of Directors election of officers 10am-11am San Miguel County NMHU Student Center

Tue July 9 Legislative Initiatives Review w/Legislative Committee 10am NMC Santa Fe Office, affiliate chairs present legislative initiatives

Fri July 12-16 NACo Annual Conference Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL

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