How can a state know if it is becoming stronger? How can leaders know if their efforts are making a difference—or even what kind of changes to pursue? This report draws on the wisdom of thousands of New Mexicans who took part in past town halls and public forums, together developing fundamental goals for our state. Throughout the report, progress measures indicate levels of movement toward those goals.
Many people throughout the state contributed to the development of this information. They come from different backgrounds and are united in their desire to see data used to create a stronger, healthier New Mexico.
Peter Winograd, UNM Center for Education Policy Research (retired), advisory committee chair
Adrian Oglesby, UNM Utton Center, water chapter contributing editor
Hilma Chynoweth, formerly with Albuquerque Economic Development
Amy Dowd, NM Health Insurance Exchange
Claire Dudley-Chavez, New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership
Sam Fernald, New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute
Sandy Freeland, Zuni School District
Anne Jakle, NM EPSCoR, formerly with Energy, Minerals, & Natural Resources Department
Jason John, Navajo Nation Water Management
Michael Landen, New Mexico Department of Health
Patricia Montoya, New Mexico Coalition for Health Care Value
Brian Rashap, Intel Corporation
Suzan Reagan, UNM Bureau of Business & Economic Research
Valerie Romero-Leggott, UNM Health Sciences Center
Eugene Sun, Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
Grant Taylor, Hobbs Chamber of Commerce
Kathy Ulibarri, Central New Mexico Community College
The following people reviewed parts of this report before it was published, lending technical expertise.
Tony Delphin, New Mexico Forestry Division
Joan Drake, Modrall Sperling Law Firm
Jerry Harrison, New Mexico Health Resources
Kent Reid, New Mexico Highlands University
Rolf Schmidt, NM Interstate Stream Commission
Heather Balas, President & Executive Director, New Mexico First
Charlotte Pollard, Deputy Director, New Mexico First
Melanie Sanchez Eastwood, Communications Director, New Mexico First
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Hatton W. Sumners Foundation
Note of Appreciation
The initial New Mexico Progress Report, published in 2012, was the brainchild of former board member Carl Moore, Ph.D. We remain in his debt for inspiring this important work.