The New Mexico Association of Counties’ (NMAC) mission is to strengthen New Mexico counties’ ability to govern their own affairs and to improve the well-being and quality of life of their constituents.
The NMAC Bylaws outline the structure of NMAC and specify the duties and responsibilities of the membership, Board of Directors, Officers, Executive Committee, Executive Director, Affiliates, and Advisory council. In addition, the bylaws provide information on conferences and meetings. For a copy of the NMAC Bylaws click on: NMAC Bylaws 2015.
NMAC Code of Conduct Policy
On August 14, 2009, the NMAC Board of Directors adopted a Code of Conduct Policy. In order to promote trust, confidence, and integrity in the organization, NMAC board members are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional conduct and ethical behavior. Training is done approximately every two years when new board members’ terms begin. For a copy of the NMAC Code of Conduct Policy, click on: NMAC Code of Conduct Policy.
New Mexico Association of Counties (NMAC) is a non-profit, nonpartisan professional association of county officials and employees serving New Mexico’s thirty-three counties.
The New Mexico counties began meeting on an annual basis in 1936 to address shared concerns and collaborate. The result of their foresight was the creation of the New Mexico Association of Counties, which incorporated as a 501(C)6 nonprofit in 1968 and has served as a statewide voice for all counties in New Mexico ever since.
Soon after incorporation, NMAC expanded its membership to include Business Partners as sustaining members, offering opportunities for vendors and service providers to network and share resources with our members.
All State of New Mexico counties are eligible for membership in NMAC with the payment of annual dues. Membership entitles all elected county officials and career employees to the services provided by NMAC as well as participation in our semi-annual conferences and specialty workshops. NMAC supports our 21 representative areas of county government through our affiliate committees; offering resources that assist to strengthing their roles with the county. Membership also allows counties to become members in any or all of the NMAC three insurance pools.
The Workers’ Compensation Pool was formed in 1986 and began operations July 1, 1987 with 22 original member counties. The Multi-Line Pool, which provides comprehensive coverage for property, crime, and liability (general liability, public officials errors and omissions, employee benefits, and automobile), began operations on January 1, 1989. On August 1, 1995, the Law Enforcement Pool was formed to provide coverage to counties for law enforcement activities.