City of Santa Fe
Chair of Regional Coalition of LANL Communities
Javier Gonzales was elected Mayor of Santa Fe in March of 2014 after a campaign that focused on opportunities for youth, economic development and sustainability. He is a lifelong resident of the city, with deep family roots which go back many generations. He attended Pojoaque High School, and earned his BA in Accounting from New Mexico State University.
Javier served on the Santa Fe County Commission for eight years and as the Chair of the New Mexico Democratic Party for four years. He is employed by Rosemont Realty where he oversees the greening of office buildings and programs which provide college scholarships to New Mexicans. He is excited to bring his experience in both the public and private sectors to City Hall and has always valued an inclusive, collaborative approach to projects and problem solving.
His proudest achievements are his two daughters, Cadence and Cameron.
County of Rio Arriba
Vice-Chair of Regional Coalition of LANL Communities
Commissioner Barney Trujillo is originally from Chimayo, NM and became Commissioner of District 1 in 2010. Commissioner Trujillo has more than 12 years of experience in state government and has actively taken part in projects involving oil and gas, commercial development, renewable energy, and agriculture. Other professional experience includes budget management for the State Land Office and securing funding for special needs projects with the Legislature and Congress. He has served on the Legislative Council Service (1998-1999) and worked in the State Land Office (2000-2010).
Commissioner Trujillo has been active in grazing, ranching and farming, which allows him to understand the needs of this agricultural county. His interests also include zoning and land use; Oil and Gas (revenue generation and reclamation); and Public Relations and Marketing work on major Economic Development projects.
County of Santa Fe
Treasurer of Regional Coalition of LANL Communities
Commissioner Henry P. Roybal was honored to be elected as Santa Fe County (County) Commissioner for District 1 for a four year term beginning January 2015. Commissioner Roybal also serves on Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization (Vice Chair), Regional Coalition of LANL Communities, Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency, Santa Fe County Housing Authority, Santa Fe County Board of Finance and also serves as an alternate board member to Buckman Direct diversion and North Central Regional Transit District. His charitable works include: President for Young American Football League (YAFL), President of the Pojoaque Valley Little League, Head Coach at the Pojoaque Valley Junior High School and Assistant Coach Pojoaque Valley High School, and the Athletic Coordinator for the Pojoaque Valley Intermediate School and as a Foster Parent for children in need.
Commissioner Roybal and his parents Henry and Amelia Roybal are both life-long residents of the Pojoaque community, as well as extended members of his family. Henry has been married to Marlene (Naranjo) Roybal for 23 years he has 3 children that he has also raised in Pojoaque Valley Amber Roybal, Alyssa Roybal and Henry Paul Roybal JR. He received his degrees at NNMC in Electronic Packaging and Design and Electromechanical Engineering Design. In his professional life, Henry has 19 years of experience Federal and County government working for Los Alamos National Laboratory and Santa Fe County.
County of Los Alamos
Secretary of Regional Coalition of LANL Communities
Chris was elected to the Los Alamos County Council in the November 2016 general election. She served a term on the Council from 1997 through 2000, during which she was Council Chair and Vice Chair.
Chris moved to Los Alamos in 1993, after which she quickly became active in community affairs. She was a founding member of the boards of Leadership Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. In addition, Chris served on two Charter Review Committees (1995 and 2010), the Planning & Zoning Commission, and was Co-Chair of the County's 60th Anniversary Committee. She is a past President of the Los Alamos League of Women Voters and continues to be an active member. Chris is currently on the boards of the First Born Program of Los Alamos and The Delle Foundation.
Chris is a practicing attorney. After a career as an in-house litigation lawyer at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the last 10 years of which she was the Litigation group leader, she entered private practice as a partner in Chandler Law of Los Alamos. Chris graduated from Smith College and has a J.D. degree from Boston College, cum laude, and an L.L.M. degree in International and Comparative Law, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center.
Chris' priorities include supporting planning efforts that preserve neighborhoods, with the aim of fostering a sense of community, and revitalizing the Los Alamos town site and the White Rock village. Chris values the natural amenities of Los Alamos and recognizes that those amenities, and its active and engaged people, make Los Alamos the special place that it is.
City of Española
Mayor Alice Lucero has extensive professional experience with government and management. Prior to her current office, Mayor Lucero held the position of Española City Councilor for 6 years, from 2004-2010. During her term as a City Councilor, she was the Executive Director of the Epañola Valley Chamber of Commerce, from 2007-2010.
Mayor Lucero served as the Española City Manager for 2 years, the City Clerk of Española for 12 years, and the Deputy Clerk for the Bureau of Elections in Santa Fe County for one year. During her term as the City Clerk of Española, she served in the leadership position of President of the New Mexico Municipal Clerks Association for one year. She also served on the Board of Directors New Mexico Municipal League and the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.Mayor Lucero worked for Los Alamos County for 10 years prior to her positions in Santa Fe and Española.
Mayor Lucero received her education from the University of New Mexico, is a Certified Municipal Clerk, and completed training with the IIMC Advanced Academy. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and one of her favorite hobbies is travel.
Town of Taos
Darien Fernández was elected into office as a Councilor in the Town of Taos in March 2016. He is an entrepreneur and board member for Taos Center for the Arts, and served in the past on the Taos County Juvenile Justice Board. He works to promote sustainable economic development and reduce substance abuse and crime. His key issues for service are to create jobs, enact public safety, and protect water and environment.
Fernández has an Associate of Arts in psychology, South Texas College 2009, Summa Cum Laude. He studied Political Science and English at University of Texas-Pan American, 2009-2011 and UNM-Taos, 2011-2015. He works full-time at Taos Ski Valley and is an Associate Producer at Taos Land & Film Company. He is a Partner and Marketing Director for the new Taos Talking Pictures film festival and distribution company in Taos.
County of Taos
Mark Gallegos is the Commissioner for District 2 in Taos County. He also holds the position as Mayor of Questa since March 2015 after serving for 10 years on the Questa village council. He is a graduate of Questa High School and attended the University of New Mexico.Alternate: TBD
Representative Ron Lovato
Former Governor Ron Lovato currently serves as the Representative of Ohkay Owingeh. He has been involved with Ohkay Owingeh’s Tsay Corporation since 1998 when he served as a Board of Director. In 2001 Ron stepped down from the Board and became Chief Executive Officer. Under Ron’s leadership Tsay restructured its entire financial system including debt and embarked upon a mission to diversify their business holdings. The results have produced significant growth in revenue and decreased the company’s reliance on gaming (less than 50% today).
Before taking the helm of Tsay Corporation Ron worked in a multitude of capacities for Santa Fe Indian School, Inc., It was during the last 7 years of his 16 tenure there that he became involved with the schools Development Office and found a real passion for business and the development of business assets for the Pueblo communities of New Mexico. Ron is a lifelong resident of Ohkay (San Juan Pueblo) and Northern New Mexico. He is a 1988 graduate of New Mexico State University and received a Masters in 1995 at University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.
Ron serves on the Board of Directors for the Regional Development Corporation, Jemez Mountain Electric Cooperative (elected position), Santa Fe Indian School Board and Northern New Mexico College Foundation Board Chairman.
Pueblo of Jemez
As a 17th generation northern New Mexican, Andrea Romero has broad reaching experience in public, private and philanthropic sectors since graduating from Stanford University in Political Science. Romero joined the Regional Coalition as the Executive Director in January 2015, passionate about how to better NNM’s future as it pertains to Los Alamos National Laboratory’s presence in the regional community.
Romero has dedicated herself to the growth of Northern New Mexico’s economic and environmental vitality through her leadership roles with the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities and MIX Santa Fe, and volunteer service to various organizations throughout the region. An entrepreneur at heart, Romero also runs a small business startup, Tall Foods, which seeks to cultivate the next generation of nutritious and sustainable eating through ostrich farming.
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Communications & Administrative Manager
Born and raised in Santa Fe and Embudo, Scarlet has always had a strong connection to community, environment and the Southwest region at large. Through community service abroad, Rendleman gained experience in holistic socio-economic and city planning strategies to apply to the unique challenges facing New Mexico. With a degree in Environmental Planning & Design from the University of New Mexico, Rendleman utilizes her skills in regional planning, community development, strategic communications and office administration to advocate on behalf of Northern New Mexico communities’ interests and needs in regional economic development and environmental cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory.