Community Cabinet - Roswell
Governor’s Cabinet in Your Community
A state government-wide constituent services outreach day
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is bringing key members of her administration and constituent services personnel from more than a dozen state agencies to Roswell on Nov. 2 for the second Governor’s Cabinet in Your Community event.
High-level representatives from departments and agencies across state government, including the Governor’s Office, will be on hand to help constituents who attend the “service-palooza” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Physical Education Center Gymnasium at Eastern New Mexico University, 52B University Blvd.
What services are available at the Governor’s Cabinet in Your Community event?
A one-stop shopping for constituents with needs ranging from child care assistance to driver license renewal, from local business consultation to help finding a new job, from benefits assistance for veterans to Medicaid eligibility. A list of services that can be fulfilled by various agency representatives is included below.
Department of Workforce Solutions
Need a job? Representatives from the Department of Workforce Solutions will be on-hand to help with resume writing, job search navigation, reviewing open jobs and referrals, and launching new unemployment claims.
Need help with your business? This agency can help you upload wage reports, file electronic payments for payroll taxes and create or update account information. Workforce Solutions can also help write job descriptions, launch recruitment processes and receive references of eligible candidates currently in the Workforce Solutions system.
Human Services Department
Representatives from the Human Services Department’s Income Support Division can help you determine eligibility and enroll in nutrition and health programs including Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, the Low-Income Heating and Energy Assistance program, the Commodity Supplemental Food program and Temporary Emergency Food Assistance program.
Participants are asked to bring the following:
- Documentation of last four weeks of pay if you receive any kind of income; identification;
- proof of citizenship or immigration status;
- and proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses for any disabled or elderly applicants.
If you are unable to obtain any of the above, an Income Support Division worker can assist at time of interview. For further assistance, you may apply online at: www.yes.state.nm.us or call the customer service line at 800-283-4465.
Have an issue with child support? Bring an existing case number, date of birth and a form of identification. No case number? To apply for services, bring the following: the names of all parties involved (custodial parent, non-custodial parent, children); the addresses of all parties involved; dates of birth for all parties involved; Social Security numbers of all parties involved; marriage and divorce dates; a court order, if one already exists; and a form of identification for the applicant.
Department of Health
Need a flu shot? Representatives from the state Health Department will be on hand to provide those.
Need a birth certificate or other vital record? Bring $10 in cash, check or money order and they can help you apply. They’ll also be taking applications for the Women, Infants and Children program.
Taxation and Revenue
Need a driver license? Apply for the new Standard License at the Motor Vehicle Division Mobile Unit. To obtain a Standard License, please see this link for required documentation. Information about registration renewals here and information about registering a new or used vehicle for the first time can be found here.
Owed money? Representatives from the Taxation and Revenue Department will be available to conduct Unclaimed Property searches and help you file a claim.
Children, Youth and Families Department
Need child care assistance? Representatives of the Children, Youth and Families Department can help you sign up. Agency personnel also will conduct referrals for individuals interested in home-visiting services, prekindergarten, early intervention and Head Start services. Personnel from Protective Services will be on hand to discuss adoption and fostering for interested participants.
Department of Veterans Services
Representatives will answer questions about Veterans Administration or state veterans benefits and help veterans file for benefits and lost or misplaced forms.
Department of Economic Development
Representatives from the Economic Development Department can help local businesses with a variety of services and answer questions about business expansion and job training programs, economic development incentives, and how to become a New Mexico vendor or an extra in a film or television production.
Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources
This agency runs New Mexico’s 34 state parks and supervises extraction of timber, energy and minerals, so come with questions or concerns about those areas.
A representative from the Food Program will provide guidance to public food establishments on permitting, inspections and safe food handling and preparation techniques, as well as answer questions and provide information about the program to consumers. This is also a great opportunity for those considering starting a food business (including food trucks) to get more information on what is required from the Environment Department.
A representative from the New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau will provide general workplace safety information, including worker and employer rights and responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The representative will also be available to answer technical questions and provide guidance on requesting free and confidential business assistance through the bureau
State Personnel Office
Interested in a state job? Representatives of the State Personnel Office can tell you more about working for state government and can help you apply for an open position or check the status of an application. For the latter service, participants are asked to bring the Job Opening ID or position number.
Workers’ Compensation Administration
The Roswell field office manager will be available to answer questions from workers about on-the-job injuries and from employers about compliance.
Department of Regulation and Licensing
Representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the process for obtaining licenses in regulated industries or to help file complaints regarding a licensee. This includes liquor licenses, construction professionals, financial institutions and more than 30 other professions and trades from accounting to funeral services.
Department of Finance and Administration
Want to see how New Mexico state government spends your taxes? Representatives of Finance and Administration will be on hand to demonstrate the new capital outlay dashboard, an online tool that lets anyone track and analyze infrastructure projects. The dashboard shows funding information and status updates about capital projects across the state, with data going back to 2016. They’ll also be able to answer tax questions from local government officials.
Department of Agriculture
This agency will have information on agricultural issues specific to the Roswell area, including the pecan weevil quarantine, the Agricultural Workforce Development Private Project, the Healthy Soils Program, hemp licenses, and domestic and international marketing opportunities for agricultural products.
Higher Education Department
Representatives of the Higher Education Department will be available to answer questions about financial aid resources for students, including grants, scholarships and loans-for-service programs; residency for tuition purposes; and to provide general information about New Mexico’s public colleges and universities.
Saturday, November 2nd
10 AM – 2 PM
Physical Education Center Gymnasium at Eastern New Mexico University,
52B University Blvd
If you’ll be attending the Albuquerque event, be sure to bring a photo ID, as well as the below appropriate documents with you in order to receive services:
Register your vehicle
- Necessary documents listed here
Obtain a Real ID
- Necessary documents listed here
For assistance with any of the following:
Medicaid, SNAP (Food Stamps), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Commodity Supplemental Food Program please bring:
- Last 4 weeks of pay for all applicants receiving any kind of income
- Proof of citizenship or immigration status
- Proof of out of pocket medical expenses for any disabled or elderly applicants
Child Support Enforcement
Regarding existing cases please bring:
- Case #
- Date of birth or Social Security Number
Regarding new cases please bring:
- Names, addresses, dates of birth, and social security numbers of all parties involved
- Marriage and divorce dates
- Court order, if applicable
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