2018 President's Message
My heartfelt congratulations and thanks to those new and returning members for making this year's conference and membership meeting a success. Special thanks goes out to Ed Fox for his efforts in recruiting membership from the State of New Mexico agencies.
We have a new board!!
Ed Fox - New Mexico Environment DepartmentKaitlin Greenberg - City of Albuquerque andKellison "Kell" Platero - Bernalillo County
We also presented awards to the following members as follows:
Congratulations to Antoinette Toya: Indian Health Services
Environmentalist of the Year
Congratulations to Shannon LaBeau-BlueEyes: City of Albuquerque
Outstanding Contributions to Environmental Health
Congratulations to Belinda Lucero: Bernalillo Count
Anita Award of Excellence
Congratulation to Shannon LaBeau-BlueEyes: City of Albuquerque
As I leave the office of President, I would like to thank all the board members for their support throughout my presidency and the hard work they have all given to the organization. Farewell and thank you Fernando Salcido (outgoing board member) for your help in schlepping boxes and supplies as well as always asking if there was anything that needed doing and stepping up to the plate.
I encourage all members to support the organization and provide feedback to the president or board members on issues, suggestions or questions you may have. Please volunteer to help out in any way you can regardless of it being short or long term.
Finally I have posted the various presentations in a Dropbox* for members to view and provided contact information should you choose to network further with these individuals. I will send out an email to all the membership with the invite to the Dropbox.
*Two of the presenters - Guillermo Orquiz from USDA and Elizabeth VinHatton are not permitted to share their presentations due to proprietary issues within their departments. However, I have posted several forms that Mr. Orquiz discussed in his presentation for you to view. Also, Justin Balls presentation from Google was not downloadable to the Dropbox.
Cecelia M. Garcia - Past President