Now that the 2018 Legislative Session has concluded and the Governor has met her signing deadline, New Mexico First is pleased to announce that your voice
for smart, bipartisan policy played an influential role in this year’s session. Our public policy organization promotes recommendations developed by
citizens during our town halls and forums. We are delighted to report that the Legislature agreed with multiple bills and memorials during its 30-day
legislative session, which ended Feb. 15, and the governor signed most of those bills by the March 7 deadline.
Calling on all Community members, business leaders, family and labor advocates, educators, tribal representatives, government professionals, elected officials
and students to register for the upcoming town hall, Strengthening Higher Education and Tomorrow’s Workforce.
The legislative session is underway, and New Mexico First is actively following economy, water, agriculture and education policy. We are supporting legislation
that aligns with town hall recommendations from the Statewide Town Hall on Water (2014) ,
the Statewide Town Hall on Economic Vitality (2016)and the Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture Strategic Plan (Ag Plan). ..
New Mexico First is pleased to announce the release of the New Mexico Arts Focus Group Report: Fine Arts Education in Public Middle and High Schools. This report concludes the second of three phases initiated by
, a division of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs, to improve and expand arts education for public middle and high school students.
The focus group’s recommendations include:
Applications will be accepted for the MainStreet Accelerator Program, the Frontier Communities Initiative, and the New Mexico Arts & Cultural Districts
Are you interested in New Mexico’s Water Future? Save the dates of December 13th-14th for an important town hall on the 2018 State Water Plan.
As many of you know, the state water plan sets the policy agenda for water use in New Mexico. This upcoming town hall deliberation provides the primary
opportunity for the public to develop policy priorities for the plan. The town hall will take place in Albuquerque. Registration will open by November
New Mexicans will come together in April 10-11 to develop smart, actionable recommendations on higher education policy. Registration will open in February
By Heather Balas, New Mexico First President and Executive Director ..