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Stimulus Running On New Mexico Time

April 23, 2009, 12:00 am
By Corey Pein
The $700 billion-plus federal stimulus isn't a free ride for the states. New Mexico has to compete for much of its share of the federal SOA (Save Our Ass) funds.

Now, more than two months after President Barack Obama signed the stimulus bill, Gov. Bill Richardson put together a committee of "talented, respected individuals who will work closely with their communities to help them navigate the [federal] grant process."

Can anything not be solved by a committee?

We'll see. Clock's-a-tickin' on those grant applications. And it looks like Utah's got a head start.

Alright, communities: Ready to work for your money? Here are the members of Richardson's committee who hail from Santa Fe County. So now you know who to pester about your stimulus application.

The full list (and press release) comes after the jump.
Ronald Sanchez, Regional President First Community Bank
Bill Fulgenetti, NM Municipal League
Paul Gutierrez, NM Association of Counties
Christina Selby, Earth Care International, Green Environment through Education
Dolores E. Roybal, Con Alma Health Foundation
David Griscom, Clean Energy Program, Regional Development Corp.
Richard Lowenberg, Design 9--Broadband expert
Bob Mayer, Telehealth Commission (Health Information Technology)
Barbara Deaux, North Central New Mexico Economic Development District

If you want to pester in person, the committee's first meeting will be this Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the International Museum of Folk Art in Santa Fe.


Governor Bill Richardson Creates Advisory Team to Help New Mexico Communities Access Recovery Act Grant Funds

Governor directs state to “leave no stone unturned” in efforts to maximize federal funding

SANTE FE-Governor Bill Richardson has signed an Executive Order creating the Competitive Grant Advisory Team to assist local communities throughout New Mexico compete for federal grant funding that is available through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.

“Most of the formula recovery funds are designated for specific, existing programs with very little local discretion. The competitive grant process is the best way for many New Mexico communities, especially rural areas, to access funding for qualified projects that will create jobs and boost the economy,” said Governor Richardson.  “The advisory team is a group of talented, respected individuals who will work closely with their communities to help them navigate the grant process.  The team will be an important part of the Office of Recovery and Reinvestment, which I created to make sure that we leave no stone unturned and New Mexico receives all the funding possible.”

The Competitive Grant Advisory Team is chaired by Rick Homans, Secretary of the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department, and is comprised of New Mexicans from around the state representing a wide variety of professions and interests.  The group will meet with local communities to inform them about competitive grant opportunities under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act and to encourage and empower those communities to apply. The group will also be charged with seeking local partners in state applications for clean energy grids, broadband and health information technology funding.  The meetings will be open to the public, and a tentative schedule is below.  A more detailed schedule will be announced in the coming days.

The Governor's Executive Order also officially establishes the New Mexico Office of Recovery and Reinvestment, which the Governor announced in March. The Office is headed by former New Mexico Governor Toney Anaya and is charged with ensuring that stimulus funds spur economic activity, create and retain jobs, and promote long-term economic prosperity.

“We are working with state agencies to make sure they comply with the strict eligibility and reporting requirements for recovery funding, and to support inter-agency communication and coordination,” said former Governor Anaya. “Under Governor Richardson's direction, New Mexico is well prepared and in some cases is among the first states in the country to apply and qualify for federal recovery act funding.”

The committee will hold an initial organizational meeting Friday, April 24, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. at the International Folk Museum on Museum Hill in Santa Fe.

Competitive Grant Advisory Team
Tentative Regional Meeting Dates and Locations
Venues and times TBA

May 4 Ruidoso, Southeastern New Mexico Council of Governments
May 4 Acoma Pueblo, State Inter-Tribal Summit
May 6 Silver City, Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments
May 11 Gallup, Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments
May 13 Tucumcari, Eastern Plains Council of Governments
May 14 Española, North Central New Mexico Economic Dev. District
May 20 Las Cruces, Southern Summit: South Central Council of Governments
May 21 Albuquerque, Northern Summit: Mid-Region Council of Governments

Below is a list of the members of the members of the Competitive Grant Advisory Team.  The Executive Order is attached to this release as a PDF.

Rick Homans
TRD Cabinet Secretary

Kim Sanchez Rael
Bernalillo

Lt. Governor Denish

Sam Collins
Bernalillo
President & CEO, Union Savings Bank

Lowell Overby
Bernalillo
Community Volunteerism Committee, Network Consultant

Edgar Lopez
Dona Ana
President/IMA Inc.

Carol Cloer
San Juan
Self Employed Rancher

Ronald Sanchez
Santa Fe
Regional President First Community Bank.

Joel Koenig
Bernalillo
Deloitte & Touche--Audit, Tax, Consulting & Financial Advisory Services.

Mark Lautman
Bernalillo

Terry Boulanger
Bernalillo
Oso Grande formerly NM Technet.

John Pate
Bernalillo
Molzen Corbin

Trudy Healy
Taos
Water Trust Board Member

Steve McCutcheon
Eddy
Intrepid, next President of Carlsbad Department of Development (Rep. Heaton)

Mike Daly
Bernalillo
Mesa Del Sol Developer

John Garcia
Bernalillo
UNM

Bob Murphy
Bernalillo
Economic Forum

Tad Powers
Hidalgo
Hidalgo County Economic Dev Coordinator

Charlie Alfero
Grant
Primary Care. Recommended by Tony Trujillo.

Dr. Steve Gamble
Roosevelt
President, ENMU

Dr. Steve McCleery
Lea
President, NMJC

Nick Franklin
Dona Ana
VP for University Advancement at NMSU and Executive Director for NMSU Foundation.

Powhatan Carter, III
De Baca
Former De Baca County Commission Chair

James Jimenez
Sandoval
Rio Rancho City Manager

Bill Fulgenetti
Santa Fe
NM Municipal League

Paul Gutierrez
Santa Fe
NM Association of Counties

Ravi Bhasker
Socorro
Mayor

Peter Pino
Sandoval
Former State Game Commissioner

Brian Moore
Union
Former Legislator

Christina Selby
Santa Fe
Earth Care International, Green Environment through Education.

Dolores E. Roybal
Santa Fe
Con Alma Health Foundation

Randy Royster
Bernalillo
NM Community Foundation

Leonard Haskie
McKinley
Assistant Superintendant, Gallup-McKinley County Schools

Walt Gibson
Valencia
Los Lunas Public Schools

Michael Adams
San Miguel
Engineering Technologies Director, Luna Community College

David Griscom
Santa Fe
Clean Energy Program, Regional Development Corp.

Richard Lowenberg
Santa Fe
Design 9--Broadband expert

Bob Mayer
Santa Fe
Telehealth Commission (Health Information Technology)

Maria Cassimus
Bernalillo
Atlas Resources, Inc.

Nick Brady
Curry
Eastern Plains Council of Governments

Lawrence Rael
Bernalillo
Mid-Region Council of Governments

Barbara Deaux
Santa Fe
North Central New Mexico Economic Development District

Patricia Lundstrom
McKinley
Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments

Jay Armijo
Sierra
South Central Council of Governments

Hubert Quintana
Chaves
Southeastern New Mexico Economic Development District

Priscilla Lucero
Grant
Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments

Jim Folkman
Bernalillo
Central NM Home Builders Association

Charryl Barger
Los Alamos
Retired from LANL

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