Mayor Nora L. Barraza, a 4th generation Mesillera, has been involved in Town government for several years, serving on the Board of Trustees from 1999 through 2004 and again from 2006 through 2010, before becoming mayor in 2010. She also served on the PZHAC commission in 2005 and 2006. After 30 years of service at Las Cruces Public Schools, Mayor Barraza retired in 2003. Prior to becoming Mayor, Barraza worked at the Basilica of San Albino as the office manager for two years. Barraza is a member of various organizations and serves on several committees throughout the community and state including the South Central Regional Transit District Board of Directors, the New Mexico Municipal League, the Metropolitan Planning Organization, the J. Paul Taylor Museum Board, and the Children’s Reading Foundation Advisory Board. She has received certification from the Municipal Officials Leadership Institute, and currently serves as the chairperson for the South Central Council of Governments. Mayor Barraza’s main goals for the Town of Mesilla include looking for funding for infrastructure and capital improvements, the promotion of tourism, and increasing revenue sources for equipment and infrastructure needs. She prides herself with being strongly committed to the community and representing the Town with honor and respect. On the Mayor’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Paul, her 2 children and 3 grandchildren.
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