Commissioner Barney Trujillo

County of Rio Arriba

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.

Alternate: David Trujillo, Assistant County Manager


Mayor Javier Gonzales

City of Santa Fe

Vice-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 sector 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.

Alternate: Joseph Maestas, City Councilor


Kristin Henderson

County of Los Alamos

Secretary/Treasurer of Regional Coalition of LANL Communities

Kristin and her family moved to Los Alamos in 2003, when her husband accepted a position at LANL. They feel fortunate to be raising two elementary-school aged children in such a vibrant community. As a Council member, Kristin wants to promote policies that benefit all of our citizens and broaden our economic base through “reasonable progress.” Kristin believes it is important to work with the Lab and our regional neighbors to create economic opportunities for the entire Northern New Mexico region, and to foster an environment that allows Los Alamos to be as dynamic as the people who call it home.

Kristin served on the Trinity Site Redevelopment Project, a citizen committee that worked to bring the premier Smith's Marketplace in New Mexico to Los Alamos, which opened in 2014. She has also served as a Girl Scout Troop leader for many years, taught religion classes to children at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, and headed a neighborhood committee that built one of our community's newest play parks.

Kristin has a law degree from UCLA School of Law, and has worked in both law and the technology industry. Since 2006, Kristin has been an agent at RE/MAX of Los Alamos. Kristin’s many years working to help people and families move to and throughout Los Alamos and White Rock have given her a unique and diverse exposure to the benefits and challenges of our community.

Alternate: Councilor Steve Girrens


Mayor Alice Lucero

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.

Alternate: Councilor Eric Radosevich


Councilor Andrew Gonzales was proud to be elected a Council Member for the Town of Taos in March 2012. His recent Board Appointments and service to his community include the Taos County Economic Development Corporation (member since February 2012) and Town of Taos representative for TCEDC board member. Councilor Gonzales is a business owner and is the President and CEO of WeatherGard Windows and Doors Inc., a position he has held for over 10 years.

Councilor Gonzales has also served on the Town of Taos Lodgers Tax Advisory Board (March 2006 – March 2008) and was a Board Member of the Taos County Hispano Chamber of Commerce (January 2004 – January 2006). He was a Founding Member of the Hispano Chamber of Commerce for Taos.

He received his Associates Degree in Business from TVI in Albuquerque in 1999 and his BBA in Entrepreneurial Studies from UNM in 2002. Councilor Gonzales' interests include spending time with his family, attending his sons' sporting events, hunting, fishing, skiing, baseball, basketball, and softball.

Alternate: Town Manager Oscar Rodriguez


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


Governor Earl Salazar

Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh

Alternate: 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 a 1995 masters program 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.


Governor Raymond Loretto

Pueblo of Jemez

Dr. Raymond Loretto, DVM serves as Governor of the Pueblo of Jemez in New Mexico. Following the cultural and traditional practices of the Pueblo of Jemez, he was appointed for this special service in 2003. As Governor, he was responsible, along with the appointed 1st Lieutenant Governor and 2nd Lieutenant Governor, for administering and managing seven tribal departments – Health and Human Services; Community Services; Public Works; Housing; Finance and Human Resources, Tribal Enterprises, and Education. The Pueblo of Jemez employs over 200 employees and serves approximately 3,300 tribal members. Dr. Loretto also served as 1st Lieutenant Governor in 2001. During both terms serving his community, he took one-year sabbaticals from his veterinary practice.

Raymond Loretto, DVM owns and operates the Loretto Veterinary Clinic, San Ysidro, NM. His practice serves large and small animals in the only veterinary medical clinic in Sandoval county serving northern rural communities within a 60-mile radius. He specializes in assisting in the establishment of herd management programs and providing medical care for bison herds managed by private owners and several northern Pueblo tribes in New Mexico. He has also set up special clinics for several Indian reservation communities.

Dr. Loretto earned his BS in Animal Science from New Mexico State University; his MS in Animal Nutrition from Colorado State University and his DVM from Colorado State University.

Alternate: TBD


Commissioner Henry Roybal

County of Santa Fe

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.

Alternate: Robert A. Anaya, Board Chair of County Commissioners