The Board of Directors is the policy body of the New Mexico Association of Counties. The Board consists of one member from each county, the officers and ex-officio members. This board, which elects the officers annually, meets at conferences and throughout the year.
The Worker's Compensation Pool and the Multi-Line Pool each elect a Board that meets every other month to conduct oversight responsibilities. Each operates under its own Joint Powers Agreement.
The Law Enforcement Advisory Committee was created by the Multi-Line Pool Board to advise on Law Enforcement issues.
The Executive Director is responsible for administering the Association's policies and programs. He selects the staff and together they work to provide New Mexico counties with the best possible service.
The Executive Committee (officers, the executive director, and County Regional Representatives) acts on behalf of the Board of Directors when so authorized.
The Affiliates are subsections of the Association that concentrate on specialized professional areas. The affiliates meet at our Midwinter Legislative Conference in January and at our annual conference in June. Each affiliate elects officers and has separate bylaws that conform with those of the NMAC. There are currently twenty-two affiliate groups of NMAC. The elected office affiliates are: Assessors, Clerks, Commissioners, Probate Judges, Sheriffs & Treasurers. The Administrative Affiliate is the County Managers. The non-elected affiliates are: Attorneys, Cooperative Extension Service, Detention Administrators, DWI Coordinators, E911 Directors, Finance & Purchasing, Fire and Emergency Managers, GIS/Rural Addressers, Human Resource Administrators, Indigent Health Care (IHC), Information Systems, Land Use, Risk Managers & Road Engineers.
Associate Members are former county-elected officials who are no longer serving in county government.
Sustaining Members are vendors from the private sector that find it beneficial to participate and support the counties through the Association.