Newly elected board leadership for New Mexico Counties, from left, President Valencia County Commissioner Jhonathan Aragon, President Elect Eddy County Sheriff Mark Cage, Vice President Curry County Clerk Annie Hogland, and Past President Bernalillo County Clerk Linda Stover. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE — During the New Mexico Counties Board of Directors meeting Thursday, held during the New Mexico Counties 85th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, the Board elected new leadership. They assumed their responsibilities upon adjournment of the Board meeting and annual conference.
The new officers of New Mexico Counties are President Valencia County Commissioner Jhonathan Aragon, President Elect Eddy County Sheriff Mark Cage, Vice President Curry County Clerk Annie Hogland, and Past President Bernalillo County Clerk Linda Stover. Each officer will serve a one-year term.
Amongst his initiatives while president, Aragon will cultivate a shared mission of keeping all 33 counties in New Mexico strong and elevate the initiative of increasing funding for fire and emergency services during these unprecedented times of wildfires.
These individuals were chosen by their peer elected officials as ideal candidates to represent all 33 counties in New Mexico.
Board members also elected the following individuals to serve on the New Mexico Counties Executive Committee serving a two-year term: San Juan County Commissioner Terri Fortner (District One: Los Alamos, McKinley, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Juan, and Santa Fe Counties). Bernalillo County Clerk Linda Stover (District Three: Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, Socorro, and Valencia Counties), and Amanda Lopez Askin (District Five: Doña Ana, Grant Hidalgo, Luna, and Sierra Counties).
About New Mexico Counties:
The New Mexico Counties is a non-profit, nonpartisan association representing New Mexico’s 33 counties since 1936. Its mission is to strengthen New Mexico counties’ ability to govern their own affairs and to improve the well-being and quality of life of their constituents. NM Counties provides numerous services to counties including legislative advocacy, self-insurance administration, legal assistance, and professional development. For more information, visit www.nmcounties.org.