BUTLER TO SERVE ON STATE ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES BOARD

BUTLER TO SERVE ON STATE ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES BOARD

District 1 Doña Ana County Commissioner Oscar Vásquez Butler has been elected to serve a two-year term on the New Mexico Association of Counties Board of Directors, where he will represent the elected officials of Doña Ana County.

Butler previously had been elected to the position in January to fill out the term of former Doña Ana County Assessor Emma Johnson Ortiz. His election to a full term is indicative of a high level of support for his leadership by his fellow elected officials in Doña Ana County.

"I am honored to be chosen by my fellow elected officials to represent the interests of Dona Ana County on the board of directors of the NMAC,” Butler said. “I assure all my constituents and colleagues that I will do my best to make sure Dona Ana County's voice is heard as the state association sets its priorities and interacts with the Legislature. I believe the support of my fellow elected officials is a continuance of the vote of the people who elected me to office in District 1, and I intend to use this position and my commission seat to advance the interests and needs of Doña Ana County."

The NMAC board of directors has general supervision over all the association’s activities and staff. The board meets quarterly to set policy, adopt budgets and set legislative priorities on behalf of New Mexico’s 33 member counties.

For more information, call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7229.