One of NMC’s greatest strengths is its services provided to our 33 county members.

As a key service to local government and as a source of information for local, state, and federal elected officials and government agencies, NMC’s public policy efforts reflect positions that represent the interests of all New Mexico counties. NMC has an outstanding reputation for its lobbying for local government, technical expertise, understanding of and respect for the political process, and its willingness to help build consensus for challenging and emerging issues at the state and federal level. All 33 counties are members of the National Association of Counties (NACo) that keeps counties informed at the national level advocating for county priorities.

NMC (New Mexico Counties)

  • State advocacy through NMC legislative team
  • Federal policy and regulatory advocacy
  • Federal and state partner collaborations
  • NACo policy committee collaborations – Large Urban County Caucus; Rural Action Caucus; Agriculture & Rural Affairs; Community, Economic & Workforce Development; Environment, Energy & Land Use; Finance, Pensions & Intergovernmental Affairs; Health; Human Services & Education; Justice & Public Safety; Public Lands; Telecommunications & Technology; Transportation; and Western Interstate Region
  • Affiliate group email communication
  • Representation on NMFA Board, Water Trust Board, and Colonias Board
  • County support on policy/coordination with Office of the State Auditor and Office of the State Treasurer
  • Informational resources, research, and surveys

NACo (National Association of Counties)

The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, serving nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees. NACo is owned by America’s county governments, with oversight and governance by an executive committee and board of directors. Through NACo, counties unite to advocate for county priorities in federal policymaking, promote exemplary county policies and practices, nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks, optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings, and enrich the public’s understanding of county government.