State - NM Dept. of Ag.; NM Soil and Water Conservation Commission

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Jeff Witte, Secretary of Agriculture/NMDA Director575-646-3007

Julie Maitland, NMDA Division Director, Ag. Programs & Resources, 575-646-2642
    P. O. Box 30005 APR, Las Cruces, NM 88003, Fax:  575-646-1540
Patricia Depner, Program Coordinator,  pdepner@nmda.nmsu.edu575-646-2642
JoAnne Contaldo, Program Coordinator,, 575-646-1091

NMDA S&W Conservation Specialists:
    Dean Bruce,, 575-760-4626
    Kathryn "Katie" Kruthaupt, kkruthaupt@nmda.nmsu.edu575-646-2006
    Katie Mechenbier,, 575-642-4545
    Jim Wanstall, and Noxious Weed Specialist,, 505-565-4224
NMDA Natural Resource Policy and Planning Analysts:
    Lacy Levine,, 575-646-8024
    Ryan Ward,, 575-646-2670
    Marshal Wilson,, 575-646-4941

New Mexico Soil and Water Conservation Commission
The New Mexico Soil and Water Conservation Commission serves as the state entity providing guidance and policy direction to the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Newly appointed commission members include:
Region Represented                                Name                                     Home District
Region 1                                                       J. Steven Glass, Vice Chair  Ciudad SWCD
Region 2                                                      Ross Garcia, Jr.                      East Rio Arriba SWCD
Region 3                                                      Jennie Bierner                        Sierra SWCD
Region 4                                                      Boe Lopez                                Colfax SWCD
Region 5                                                      Clint Harden                           Central Curry SWCD
Region 6                                                      Edward Vigil, Chair               Otero SWCD
At-Large                                                      Cyle Sharp                     , 505-705-4702

Ex-Officio (non-voting ) Members

Governor of New Mexico                            Michelle Lujan Grisham  W: 505-476-2200 490  Old Santa Fe Trail, Rm 400
                                                                                                        Santa Fe, NM  87503
Designee, NMSU                                           Jeff Witte                  W: 575-646-5063          P.O. Box 30005, MSC 3189
                                                                                             Las Cruces, NM 88003
NMACD President                                        Jimbo Williams        H:575-773-4111             P. O. Box 122
                                                                                                               C:505-238-4656           Quemado, NM 87829
State Conservationist, NRCS                     Xavier Montoya         W: 505-761-4400        100 Sun avenue NE, Suite 602
                                                                                          Albuquerque, NM 87109
Associate Dean & Director                         Jon Boren                   W:575-646-3015             P.O. Box 30003, MSC3AE
Cooperative Extension Service                                                        Las Cruces, NM 88003
Associate Dean & Director                         David Thompson       W:575-646-3125            P.O. Box 30003, MSC3AE
Agricultural Experiment Station                                             Las Cruces, NM 88003