County Officials Recognized
New Mexico EDGE graduates were recognized during the New Mexico Association of Counties annual conference in June in Taos. NM EDGE, which stands for Education Designed to Generate Excellence in the public sector, is a nationally accredited program administered by NM State University’s Cooperative Extension Service.
The success of the program has been the collaboration between NMSU, NMAC and the association’s affiliations, who participate in the design of the curriculums for the various certifications. During the last 14 years, the program has grown from the original four county college elected official designations of commissioners, clerks, assessors and treasurers, to include the three-tiered designation of the certified public manager and 11 specialization certifications. Receiving certification diplomas were: Catron County: Keith M. Riddle, county clerk, certified public official; Sheri Riddle,
chief deputy treasurer, certified public official. Curry County: Candace Morrison, county assessor, certified public assessment officer.
Eddy County: Ima Lee Mellard, county appraiser, certified public supervisor and certified advocate in public ethics; Charlene Powell, certified professional risk manager.
Lea County: Paul W. Clark, deputy assessor and personal property specialist, certified public assessment officer; Shannon Lathrop, GIS analyst technician, certified advocate in public ethics. Lincoln County: Amanda Garcia, 911 addressing coordinator, certified public official. Los Alamos County: Sgt. Erika Bustos, certified jail specialist. Rio Arriba County: Linda Padilla, county clerk, certified advocate for public ethics. Santa Fe County: Leroy Catanach, certified treasury official; George Gurule, GIS mapper, certified advocate in public ethics; Steven Justin Reese, project manager; certified public supervisor; Jerome Roybal, develop- ment review specialist, certified public official; Julian Juan Sena, certified GIS specialist.
Taos County: Jeanna Elam, accountant, certified public official; Natalie M. Evans, certified GIS specialist; Jonathan Montoya, accountant, certified public official; Candyce O’Donnell, certified county commissioner; Melecia Ortega, collection coordinator, certified public official; Sasha L. Sanchez, appraiser, certified public official; Antonia Feliz Santistevan, certified jail specialist; Elsa Vigil, chief procurement officer, certified public supervisor.
Torrance County: Tracy Sedillo, county treasurer, certified advocate for public ethics and certified treasury official; Victoria Sedillo, office manager, business/personal property and livestock, certified public official; Amanda Tenorio, finance director, certified public official. Valencia County: Danny Monette, county manager, certified public official. State of New Mexico Treasurer’s Office: Leo R. Marquez III, CFO, certified treasurer official, public official and public supervisor.
NM Department of Finance and Administration: Michael P. Steininger, certified treasury official.
Pictured (L to R) are Jon Boren, Mary De Lorenzo, Tyler Massey, Sheri Riddle, Keith Riddle, Susan Flores, and Rebecca Long.