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SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement on Friday upon the release of the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe v. Wade and eliminating the federal constitutional right to abortion:...
State providing hundreds of thousands of gallons of water to Chama amid ongoing water system leak; asks village to request official county emergency declaration to enable additional state support
SANTA FE – The state of New Mexico continues to coordinate water delivery to the Village of Chama as the community faces an ongoing water system issue. The state has also asked the municipal government to formally request an official state of emergency declaration via...
Environmental Protection Division Director
The Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Director is appointed by the Governor and serves at the pleasure of the Governor, and works closely with the Cabinet Secretary, Deputy Cabinet Secretaries and other Division Directors and Deputy Directors. The EPD Director maintains a robust portfolio while supporting the Department and Division priorities, goals and deadlines. This position directly manages and supports the Air Quality Control Bureau, Climate Change Bureau, and the Radiation Control Bureau that collectively includes the equivalent of 140 fulltime equivalents (FTEs). EPD’s budget is approximately $18M which consists of state general fund, federal grants, and state special revenue funds.
NM Commission on the Status of Women, Executive Director
The New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women seeks an Executive Director to help lead initiatives to ensure a prosperous and equitable future for all New Mexico’s women and families. The New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women was created in the mid 1970’s and was recently reinstated with a mission to ensure the success, advancement, health, and equity of all New Mexican Women.
New Mexico Department of Health - Administrative Services Director
The Administrative Services Division (ASD) of the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) provides the operational infrastructure that supports the divisions in administering programs and services. The department receives approximately $625,000,000 dollars in various funding. ASD’s aim is to maximize accountability of those funds through efficient and well-designed business processes. The Administrative Services Division (ASD) Director for NMDOH is a senior leadership position which oversees the financial stability and solvency for each Division of the agency.
Department of Health
Acting Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D., has had a long career serving in both administrative and clinical roles in health care. Serving as secretary of New Mexico’s Human Services Department since 2019, he has been an integral part of the state’s COVID-19 response. A board certified internist and geriatrician, he was previously the Interim Division Chief for General Internal Medicine and the Chief of Geriatrics at the University of New Mexico.
Public Education Department
Kurt Steinhaus has led a lengthy and distinguished career in New Mexico public education, beginning as a classroom educator and later serving in various roles at the state Public Education Department, including as deputy secretary. He most recently served as superintendent of Los Alamos Public Schools, leading the high-performing district to some of the state’s best graduation rates.
Economic Development Department
Alicia Keyes was previously the film liaison for the city of Albuquerque, a role in which she initiated and oversaw the $1 billion agreement with Netflix to establish a landmark studio, established a workforce training program with both the University of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College, and was responsible for all film permitting and recruiting.
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