News Brief June 27, 2024

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NMC July 9 Legislative Initiatives Review w/Legislative Committee

All affiliates that have legislative initiatives for the 2025 legislative session need to send the initiative request to Aelysea Webb, awebb@nmcounties.org, by Wednesday, July 3, 2024. The NMC Legislative Committee meets July 9, 2024 virtually at 9am to review the initiatives and make recommendations to the NMC Board of Directors. Affiliate chairs or representatives will then present their legislative initiatives to the NMC Board on Thurs. August 1, at 2pm in person in Curry County. As a reminder, priority requests are for initiatives with countywide impact and statewide significance. If your affiliate is planning to submit an initiative and is still in the early planning stages, we ask that you submit information on the template noting your affiliate’s intention.

NM Counties Honors Board of Director

NMC recognized one departing county elected official for his outstanding leadership and dedication to New Mexico Counties and the citizens of New Mexico at the NMC 87th Annual Conference Board of Directors meeting held in Las Vegas, NM on Tuesday, June 18, 2024.

The Board members honored Jhonathan Aragon, formally the NMC Past President and Valencia County Commissioner and currently the Valencia County Deputy Manager. He has served on the NMC Board of Directors since 2015 and also as a National Association of Counties Board representative. 

Download a copy of the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) payments by New Mexico county and acreage for 2024 HERE.

Download the PowerPoint presentations from the Annual Conference on the nmcounties.org resources page HERE.

NACo Annual Conference Voting Credentials

To be eligible to vote at the NACo Annual Business meeting on Mon. July 15, NACo members are required to:

  • Register for the 2024 Annual Conference,
  • Pay 2024 NACo membership dues in full, and
  • Designate the voting delegate(s) for the county by 5pm EDT on Mon., July 8.

NACo members are encouraged to authorize only one voting delegate per county and must also provide the cell phone number of the voting delegate. Designate your county's primary voting delegate by using this link to the voting credentials portal.

Voting delegates and proxies decide all business, motions and the election of officers during the Annual Business Meeting. NMC has 15 registered counties with 39 registrants. More information and voting credentials HERE..NMC President Annie Hogland will be the primary voting delegate and announcer for the annual business.

The Future of Digital Payments in Local Governments

Local governments are spearheading the digital transaction revolution, with the sector projected to grow from $5.4 trillion in 2020 to $11.3 trillion by 2026.

Link to NMC 2024 Annual Meetings Calendar

Link to Loss Prevention Trainings Calendar & RSVP

Tue July 9 Legislative Initiatives Review w/Legislative Committee 9am Virtual, 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

Mon Aug 19-23 Training 4 Trainers Instructor Development 8am-5pm Albuquerque Register: lbarela@nmcounties.org

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

Mon Sept 16-20 Advanced Crisis Intervention Training Albuquerque Register: lbarela@nmcounties.org

Tue Sept 17 NMCRe Captive Board meeting 1pm virtual

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

Tue Oct 8-9 16 Hour Verbal De-escalation Training Albuquerque Register: lbarela@nmcounties.org

Tue Oct 8-10 NM Wildland Urban Fire Summit (WUFS) Taos County

Wed Oct 23-24 NMCIA Board of Directors meeting & Retreat 8:30am Buffalo Thunder

Mon Oct 28-30 Infrastructure Finance Conference Isleta Resort

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