2022 Legislative Conference

As our first large-scale event since the beginning of the pandemic, New Mexico Counties is committed to taking necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of our members. During the October meeting, the NMC Board of Directors approved limiting in-person attendance for the 2022 Legislative Conference to a total of 500 people to allow for appropriate social distancing. This capacity limit also allows us to be better prepared for and respond to changes in the public health order that may affect our contract obligations for lodging and meals. County members who wish to attend in-person are encouraged to register early. If the 500 in-person capacity is reached, county members may elect to be placed on a waiting list and will be notified if a spot becomes available. There is no capacity limit for virtual attendance to the conference. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to navigate these uncertain times.

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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