News Brief June 06, 2024

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And You Thought Elections Were Over LOL!

In accordance with the NMC bylaws, Board representatives have the responsibility to elect the President Elect and Vice President through a structured process. The elections are scheduled to take place during the NMC 87th Annual Conference, with the positions being formally announced at the first general session on Tuesday, June 18, starting at 2pm. Nominations will be accepted during the second general session on Wednesday, June 19, starting at 12pm and the actual voting process is set to occur at the subsequent duly called board meeting on Thursday, June 20, starting at 10am. It is imperative that candidates seeking these roles are elected officials from an active county member and are nominated by a fellow elected official from an active county member. Moreover, all nominees will have the opportunity to present a brief overview to the Board on Thursday, June 20, from 10am to 11am, before the final vote takes place.

Heavy Equipment ROADEO

NMHU—Gene Torres Golf Course

1 Country Club Dr.

Las Vegas, NM 87701

(ROADEO Setup Tuesday, June 18, 2024)

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

NMC Annual Golf Tournament

Monday, June 17, 2024

Pendaries Golf Course

1 Lodge Rd.

Rociada, NM 87742

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 Host County Cornhole Tournament

Monday, June 17th 2024

Buffalo Hall & Cowboy Café BBQ

528 Grand Ave.

Las Vegas, NM 87701

Registration 5:00 p.m.

First bags hit the board at 6:00 p.m.

Host County Block Party Dinner & Dance

“Hollywood Meets Las Vegas”

Tuesday, June 18th 2024

The Train Depot

500 Railroad Ave @ E. Lincoln

Las Vegas, NM 87701

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

 NMC Dinner/Dance

“Viva Las Vegas”

Wednesday, June 19th 2024

Buffalo Hall & Cowboy Café BBQ

528 Grand Ave.

Las Vegas, NM 87701

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Online registration is closed. Onsite registration opens Monday, June 7, 2pm at the NMHU Wilson Gym. Fee is $350. Reminder, NMC will only accept credit card or check payments. Link for Annual Conference details HERE.

NMCIA Board Actions 05.22.24

At their May 22, 2024 meeting, the NMCIA Board of Directors:

  • Approved hiring an additional Multi-Line claims examiner
  • Approved property appraisal fees budget adjustment for new appraiser
  • Approved the Workers’ Compensation budget
  • Approved 2024-2025 Workers’ compensation reinsurance
  • Approved 2024-2025 Workers’ Compensation Contributions
  • Approved new meeting/retreat dates of October 23-24 at Buffalo Thunder
  • Appointed Grace Philips as County Reinsurance Limited designated Representative

OSHA 10-hour Training

NMC Loss Prevention Specialist James Chavez hosted an OSHA 10-hour training in Mora County. Teaching counties the OSHA standards help prevent many work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, and can also benefit counties in other ways as in reducing claim costs. Some of those standards include fall protection, trenching cave-ins, infectious diseases exposure prevention, and the safety in confined spaces.

Save Energy. Build Resiliency. Promote Economic Development

New Mexico C-PACE is a program of NM EDD that was just launched in 2024. This program is a financing structure enabled by state statute and local ordinance that provides eligible commercial property owners with access to long-term fixed-rate financing for a range of energy efficiency, renewable energy, water efficiency, and resiliency improvements. The program allows local governments to secure the financing via a special improvement assessment on the improved property. For more information reach us at or 505-788-7117 or

AI and Election Administration

As counties prepare for the 2024 General Election, NACo is working with our federal partners to ensure election officials have the resources necessary to address risks and leverage opportunities related to artificial intelligence (AI).

House NM Mortgage Finance Authority Seeks Community Input Regarding Housing Needs in the State

NM MFA and NM DFA want to identify and prioritize fair housing issues in the state.Your input will inform the state's 2025-2029 Consolidated Plan and fair housing analysis to help prioritize decisions for federally funded programs. We invite all New Mexicans to participate in the State of New Mexico Community & Fair Housing Survey online. Please complete the survey by July 31. For more details, check out the New Mexico 2025-2029 Consolidated Plan and Fair Housing Assessment video.

Link to NMC 2024 Annual Meetings Calendar

Link to Loss Prevention Trainings Calendar & RSVP

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 13-15 Finance & Purchasing Affiliate 1st Conference TBD

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

Thu Sept 12 Gathering of Counties, NM State Fair, Albuquerque, County booths and Presentation of County Queens

Tue Sept 17 NMCRe Captive Board meeting 1pm virtual

Fri Oct 4 NMC Board of Directors meeting 8:30am Los Alamos County

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