Meetings, Receptions & Governor Susana Martinez
This was a very exciting and interesting week for me spent mostly in Santa Fe. I first attended Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Legislative Reception on Monday Night. Then Tuesday during the day I went to the Tourism Association of New Mexico’s annual meeting and luncheon. On Tuesday evening I attended the New Mexico Coalition Legislative Reception celebrating 100 years of tourism at the Governor’s Mansion, at which I was privileged to meet Governor Susana Martinez. I found her to be very accessible and down to earth. I really enjoyed networking with other Chamber Directors from all over the state and meeting many other industry partners as well as Senators and Representatives.
On Wednesday it was on to Las Vegas for the NorthEast Regional Planning Organization (N.E.R.P.O) meeting followed by the North East Economic Development Organization (N.E.E.D.O.) meeting. (Now that’s a mouthful!) Each of the seven counties in the northeastern part of New Mexico have representatives who attend. For those of us who live and work in Angel Fire the issues of economic development and tourism are vital for our existence, as I have found they are for our neighboring communities as well. At these meetings we are aiming to work towards common goals and ways to help one another prosper.
As we head into this election year so many issues are foremost in our minds. Not just on a national and state level, but also here at home. Please remember to send your questions for our Councilor and Mayor Candidates to firstname.lastname@example.org for the review of the forum questions committee. These questions must be submitted in written form. And remember to mark February 21 on your calendar for the Councilor Candidate Forum, and Feb. 23 for the Mayoral Candidate Forum. Both Forums will be held at the Angel Fire Community Center, beginning promptly at 5:30 pm. You do have a voice, but only if you speak out.