Tri-State representatives were on hand at the New Mexico Association of Counties annual meeting held in Farmington (San Juan County) June 16-18 to answer questions and demonstrate the association’s presence throughout the state.
More than 500 people were in attendance, which included county commissioners, assessors, treasurers, sheriffs and staff members from New Mexico’s 33 counties. Each year these elected officials and employees gather to address statewide concerns, collaborate on initiatives and adopt policy. Candidates for lieutenant governor also had the opportunity to make appeals to the audience on how they would interact with local governments if elected.
Attendees were most interested in Tri-State’s Cimarron Solar Project under construction in Colfax County and the energy efficiency incentives offered to co-op consumers. McKinley County’s treasurer and other officials were thankful for the jobs and substantial tax base that Tri-State’s Escalante Station provides to the local communities in west-central New Mexico