Doña Ana County



Five Doña Ana County Employees have recently been honored in their fields of endeavor.
Janine Divyak and Zak Tucker, senior planners in the Office of Community Development, have each earned the designation of “Certified Planner” by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). AICP is the professional institute of the American Planning Association concerned with requirements for certification of professional planners, ethics, professional development, planning education, and the standards of practice. Certified planners are skilled at finding solutions to current community problems in ways that will carry a community toward long-term goals.
Both Divyak and Tucker both met eligibility requirements to take the AICP exam by virtue of their respective experience in the planning field, their steadfast adherence to the APA’s code of ethics and their professional advancement. Only 14,000 planners hold AICP certification nationwide.
Vicki Lusk and Jackie Griffin of the county’s Human Resources Departments have been elected to the board of directors of the Southern New Mexico Society of Human Resources Management. They will be sworn in at an official ceremony Dec. 13, 2001 at the organization’s December meeting.
Lusk was elected to the post of president-elect, which will automatically position her to become the SNMSHRM President in 2003. Griffin will take the reins as newsletter editor.

Steve Pacheco of the county’s Flood Commission Department has been awarded his certification as a Professional Engineer.

For more information, call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7229.