Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover Elected President Of New Mexico Association of Counties

Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover, third from left, is the new president of NMAC. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover was elected president of the New Mexico Association of Counties (NMAC) during the organization’s 79th annual conference Thursday’s in Albuquerque.

The following officers will lead NMAC for the next year:

  • President: Sharon Stover, Los Alamos County Clerk
  • President Elect: Clyde Ward, San Juan County Assessor
  • Vice President: Tyler Massey, Hidalgo County Treasurer     
  • Immediate Past President: Paula Garcia, Mora County Commissioner
  • NACo Urban Board member: Liz Stefanics, Santa Fe County Commissioner
  • NACo Rural Board member: Tyler Massey, Hidalgo County Treasurer
  • WIR Board members (2): Danny Monette, Socorro County Commissioner and Susan Flores, Otero County Commissioner

NMAC is governed by a board of directors composed of one county elected official from each of the 33 member counties plus ex-officio members which consist of the officers, Treasurer, Executive Director, all New Mexico National Association of Counties (NACo) Board members, Western Interstate Region (WIR) Board members, the Chair or other representative from each New Mexico County Insurance Authority Pool Board, and the Chair or other representative from each elected affiliate not currently represented on the Board.

At the Board of Directors meetings no county shall have more than one vote. This structure assures a balanced geographical representation of all counties. Counties elect their board members every two years.

In 1936 New Mexico counties met to address their concerns and collaborate on initiatives. In 1968, the New Mexico Association of Counties (NMAC) was officially incorporated and has served as a statewide voice for all thirty-three counties in New Mexico ever since.

NMAC is a non-profit, nonpartisan professional association of county officials and employees working to advance the public’s vital interest in effective, efficient and responsive local government. We serve as a statewide voice for New Mexico’s counties, promoting the idea that all county elected officials and employees must have the opportunity to act together to solve problems and to work for shared progress and prosperity.

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