New Mexico Counties hosts the Better Informed Public Officials (BIPO) Conference, every even year at the end of November or the first part of December. This conference focuses on the education of newly elected officials who take office January 1st of each odd year. They have opportunities to learn from their peers, earn credit toward certificates in specific fields, and leave with a better knowledge of their respective duties of office. In addition to newly elected officials, veteran officials, county managers, and county deputies are encouraged to attend.
2018 BIPO CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
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First Time Newly Elected Officials
New Mexico Counties (NMC) provides the conference free of charge to first time newly elected officials. In addition to a complimentary registration, NMC provides scholarships to cover the cost of enrollment and class fees for NM EDGE classes offered during the BIPO Conference. Newly elected officials simply need to register online through the link above and register for the NM EDGE Program through the links provided online. Your county will be responsible for travel and lodging.
Veteran Elected Officials and County Staff
Current elected officials, chief deputies, and county managers are also encouraged to register for the BIPO Conference. The registration fee is $175 (standard registration) and $200 (onsite/late) registration. Veteran officials and county staff must register separately for any NM EDGE classes that they participate in, and have not yet taken, during the BIPO Conference. For additional information on the NM EDGE class fees, please see the information listed at the bottom of this page.
Online registration will be available through Friday, November 30, 2018.
Hotel reservations must be made by Tuesday, November 27, 2018 to receive the discounted rate.