DOÑA ANA COUNTY’S OSCAR VÁSQUEZ BUTLER TAKES REINS AS NMAC PRESIDENT

DOÑA ANA COUNTY’S OSCAR VÁSQUEZ BUTLER TAKES REINS AS NMAC PRESIDENT

District 1 Doña Ana County Commissioner Oscar Vásquez-Butler was inaugurated as president of the New Mexico Association of Counties today.

In his inaugural speech at the NMAC 2006 convention, Butler said he would push Congress to provide better Payment in Lieu of Taxes funding, upon which rural Western counties depend.

Butler said he also will lobby the state legislature to fund county-facilitated housing, transportation and extradition of state prisoners, as well as to foot the bill for state facilities, such as district attorneys’ offices and district courts for which counties are now responsible.

Members of the NMAC met this month to discuss issues related to their elected or appointed offices, such as the assessors’, clerks’, treasurers’ and county managers’ affiliates.

Butler said the 70th Annual Conference has been a great success with excellent participation from each of the state’s 33 counties.

For more information, call NMAC Executive Director Gustavo Cordova at (800) 333-6438.