New Mexico Counties (NMC) biennial Better Informed Public Officials (BIPO) Conference provides an ideal opportunity for newly elected and veteran officials to receive invaluable training to assist them in their important public roles. As the only unified voice for New Mexico’s 33 counties, NMC would also like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and let you know about the services we provide to county governments. This event is FREE for newly elected officials, and only $200.00 for veteran officials and county staff.


The NMC Legislative Conference provides an ideal opportunity for our members to discuss legislative strategies, network with their peers on important issues facing New Mexico’s county governments, share best practices, and participate in professional development training. The conference also includes an exhibitor showcase featuring products and services specifically designed to meet local government needs.

Conferences and Meetings

NMC hosts two conferences per year to provide educational and networking opportunities for our members.

The Legislative Conference occurs the opening week of the legislative session in January in Santa Fe.  The Annual Conference occurs the third week in June annually and the location varies based on proposals submitted from each county and decided upon by the NMC Board of Directors.

Every even numbered year, NMC hosts the Better Informed Public Officials (BIPO) Conference prior to our legislative conference in January. This conference focuses on the education of newly elected officials who take office January 1 of each odd year.

As members of the National Association of Counties (NACo), our county members have access to webinars and conferences specific to county governments. NACo hosts two conferences per year: legislative conference in March and annual conference in July.

The NMC Board of Directors meet six times per year at various locations around the state.

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