Rebecca Roose joins governor’s office as Infrastructure Advisor
Former Albuquerque Mayor Martin J. Chavez will stay on during the transition
SANTA FE – Rebecca Roose has joined Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration as an Infrastructure Advisor.
Roose was most recently a senior program analyst at the Eastern Research Group supporting federal and state agencies, and a consultant on water policy for the Thornburg Foundation. She was the Deputy Cabinet Secretary of Administration for the New Mexico Environment Department until December 2022 where she led program administration priorities, steered policy decisions, and collaborated with tribal leaders and state and federal officials.
“I am excited to get to work with the Governor and her team to continue advancing critical infrastructure investments across our state,” said Rebecca Roose. “When we combine unprecedented federal funding and record state revenue with the harsh realities of aging infrastructure and climate change, we find the opportunities and urgent need in perfect alignment. I look forward to all we will accomplish together – across every level of government and in partnership with community members, advocates and local business leaders – to build resilient infrastructure and revitalize and grow local economies.”
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Geography with a concentration in Native American Studies from Valparaiso University and received a Juris Doctorate from the University of New Mexico with a certification in National Resources Law. She is a member of the District of Columbia, and U.S. Supreme Court Bar Associations.
Current Infrastructure Advisor Martin Chavez will stay on until the end of the year to ensure a smooth and complete transition. His last day will be Dec. 31, 2023.