82nd Annual Conference

Socorro, New Mexico
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

This website is for County Members and Government Agency representatives only. 
NMAC Business Partners, Sponsors, and Exhibitors
should register through the Sponsors and Exhibitors website located HERE.

82nd Annual Conference
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - Friday, June 22, 2018

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
(575) 835-5434
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, New Mexico 87801
United States

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 Welcome to Socorro County!

The New Mexico Association of Counties (NMAC) and Socorro County are delighted to welcome our county members and collaborative partners to the 82nd Annual Conference, scheduled for June 20-22 in Socorro, New Mexico. The NMAC annual conference provides an ideal opportunity for our members to develop affiliate legislative initiatives, network with their peers on important issues facing New Mexico’s county governments, share best practices, and participate in professional development training. In addition to the annual golf tournament and heavy equipment ROADEO, the conference also includes an exhibitor showcase featuring products and services specifically designed to meet local government needs.

We encourage you to take a moment to explore Socorro County and discover the beauty, the culture, and the people that make Socorro County a unique part of the Land of Enchantment.  Socorro’s latitude and altitude combine to give it a pleasant year-round climate. Socorro is just far enough south to be spared many of the storms that often touch northern New Mexico. Its elevation of approximately 4,585 feet spares us the extreme heat. The altitude also provides four distinct but temperate seasons.

Socorro (literally to give aid, to give succor) was indeed a source of help to the first expedition of Spanish families traveling north from Mexico in 1598, led by Don Juan de Oñate y Salazar. Socorro’s first inhabitants, Piro-speaking people of the Teypana Pueblo, welcomed the scouting party of Oñate and his men. They showed no fear of the strangers, according to Oñate’s official log, and with hand signs told the group what lay ahead.  When the Teypana inhabitants unexpectedly gave the group a large gift of corn, Oñate renamed the pueblo Socorro.

For more information, please visit www.socorronm.gov.


Contact Information

  • Contact: Talia Storch
    Phone: (505) 820-8101
    Email: tstorch@nmcounties.org

Payment Instructions

  • Conference participants may make an online payment by credit card or select the check option at the time of registration. All checks must be received by June 8, 2018 to be eligible for the reduced registration fee. NMAC does not accept purchase orders.

    Please mail payments to:

    New Mexico Association of Counties
    Attn: Charlotte Martinez
    444 Galisteo Street 
    Santa Fe, NM 87501

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