District 1 Doña Ana County Commissioner Oscar Vásquez-Butler has agreed to extend his service to the New Mexico Association of Counties for an additional 12 months in the position of immediate past president.
At the NMAC summer conference last week, Butler was asked by the association’s board of directors to retain his advisory role in the wake of 2007-2008 President Rick Silva’s move from the Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office to a state job in Santa Fe.
Butler was president of the NMAC in 2006. In his role as immediate past president, he will continue to assist the board of directors and association officers in an advisory capacity.
“I’m honored to extend my term of service to this fine organization,” Butler said. “In addition to helping the board and officers to advance statewide initiatives beneficial to all 33 counties in New Mexico, I’ll be able to continue bringing a strong southern presence to the association, so that our unique border concerns remain highlighted.”
Butler will hold the position of immediate past president through June 15, 2009.
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