Commission Chair Alfredo L. Montoya, District II
Commissioner Alfredo Montoya was born, raised and still resides in Alcalde, NM. He attended local public schools and received his Bachelor of Arts (BA) and his Master of Social Work (MSW) from New Mexico Highlands University. He and his wife Mae have two sons, a daughter and four grandchildren. Alfredo retired in 2012 from Northern New Mexico College after 24 years as a Dean of Student Services and Director of Financial Aid. Prior to that, he was employed with the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council in the Child Welfare Division for 10 years. Commissioner Montoya has served on numerous boards and commissions including the Espanola School Board, New Mexico Game and Fish Commission, New Mexico Acequia Association, Comision de la Acecquia de Alcalde, Alcalde Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association, New Mexico Association of Counties Board of Directors, New Mexico Association of Counties Executive Committee, and numerous boards and committees associated with his work at Northern New Mexico College. He currently holds positions on several boards and commissions mentioned above.
As a Commissioner, Alfredo Montoya represents Rio Arriba on the Rio Arriba E911 Board, LANL Regional Coalition and New Mexico Association of Counties.
During his tenure on the Rio Arriba County Commission he has been a strong proponent of protecting the quality of life of Rio Arriba residents while balancing the need to enhance the economy by creating jobs. Rio Arriba, like many rural counties, depends on its natural resources to create an economy and Commissioner Montoya has played a major role insuring that extracting natural resources be done responsibly. Sustainable approaches to utilization of natural resources including water and agricultural land has been his goal and the protection of Rio Arriba’s resident’s customs, culture and traditions has been his passion.