News Brief May 02, 2024

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Voter Information and Registration

Early Voting for the June 4, 2024 Primary Election

May 7th - Last day to register to vote online; absentee ballots to US addresses begin mailing; in-person voting begins at the Clerk's Office during business hours; Same Day Registration begins

May 18th - Expanded early voting begins throughout the county at expanded early voting locations

May 21st - Last day to request an Absentee ballot. Be advised: ballots may take up to 7 days in the mail each way.

June 1st - Last day of early voting.

June 4th - Election Day, 7am to 7pm.

NMC to Save Annual Conference!

Are you feeling the stress of sold-out hotels in Las Vegas? Fear not, as NMC has come to your rescue by securing 25 single-occupancy dormitory rooms at Melody Hall in NMHU with only a few left. Don't miss out on this golden opportunity! Reach out to Isaiah Rodriguez at 505-660-1270 to secure your spot on the list. If you have hotel rooms held and don't need them, please let Isaiah know immediately. All rooms need to be confirmed by Monday, May 6 and any not confirmed will be reallocated. Get ready for an unforgettable experience that will make your stay truly memorable!

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" by Monday, May 6. (Government Agency is for state or federal agencies only.) Also, final affiliate agendas are due Monday, May 6 and will be posted to the conference registration page early next week. Your cooperation is a gem beyond measure, and we are eagerly counting down the days until we can bask in your presence at the 87th Annual Conference!

Poster design by Las Vegas resident and former NMDOT employee Anthony Martinez.

🌟 Get ready for the most thrilling event of the year - the 14th Annual 2024 NMC Heavy Equipment ROADEO! 🚜 Hosted by San Miguel County and the NMC Public Works Affiliate, this action-packed event will take place on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 during the 87th Annual Conference, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the prestigious NMHU Gene Torres Golf Course located at 600 Mills Drive. Compete in exciting challenges featuring Motor-Grader, Front Wheel Loader, Backhoe, Mini Excavator, and Trac Skid Steere. You have the opportunity to register for multiple events, and the best part? It's absolutely FREE! 🏆 Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity - click the link below, fill out the form, and email it to Darla Munsell at to secure your spot in the competition. Let the adrenaline rush begin! 🎉

ROADEO Registration

NM EDGE Classes June 17-18, 2024 In Person Las Vegas, NM

NM Highlands University

Mon. June 17, 8:30am-8:30pm

Tue. June 18, 8:30am-11:30am

Roadmap/Schedule of Classes pages 4 and 5.

To check your transcript and enroll, visit NM EDGE:

Student Record and Enrollment Site.

Funding Available for NM Mortgage Finance Authority's Recovery Housing Program

MFA's Recovery Housing Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) opened May 1 to qualified service providers in the state. The program’s intent is to support individuals in recovery from substance use disorders by providing stable, temporary recovery housing. The MFA Board of Directors approved this NOFA in the amount of $2.35 million at its March board meeting in conjunction with approval of the Recovery Housing Program Action Plan Amendment. For details, please visit the MFA website.


NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit (WUFS)

Tues. Oct.8-10, 2024 in Taos

Mark your calendars as this event takes you on the enchanted circle!

Counties Directly Eligible for Over $1 Billion in Transportation Safety Grants Deadline by May 16, 2024

SS4A grants allow counties to carry out transportation safety planning and demonstration projects or construction projects on the 45% of roads and 38% of bridges in America owned, operated, and maintained by counties.


Overview of the U.S. Department of Justice Final Rule on Web Accessibility for State and Local Governments


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

Thu Aug 1-2 NMC Board of Directors Legislative meeting 2pm & Board meeting 8:30am Curry County

Tue Aug 13-16 NMML Annual Conference Curry County, Clovis

Wed Aug 14 NMCIA Board of Directors meeting 8:30am Roosevelt County

Sept NM EDGE classes (Live online) 9/5, 9/10, 9/11, 9/12, 9/17, 9/18, 9/19, 9/24, 9/25, 9/26

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