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Deanna Archuleta is the Interim Director of Economic Development for Bernalillo County.

Mayling Armijo

In this role, Archuleta will oversee the county’s economic development interactions with the business community at large regarding major projects requiring financial incentives as well as other countywide programming for all businesses. “I look forward to serving the county again in this pivotal role,” Archuleta shares, “because as a business owner and as a former Commissioner, I am acutely aware of the amazing potential for business in our community and fully understand that this potential must be prudently managed to meet the needs of our residents.”

Archuleta, a native Northern New Mexican, has committed her adult life to serving her community--from PTA president to Bernalillo County Commissioner to her appointment as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Interior. Deanna was elected to a seat on the Bernalillo County Commission in 2004, which she held for five years, including serving as chair. She built strategic partnerships that brought resources and jobs into the county and strengthened the economy. She focused on economic development, health care, safety and quality-of-life initiatives. Ms. Archuleta was a member of President Obama Energy and Environment Transition Team and served the administration as both a Senior Advisor to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science in the Department of the Interior, where she oversaw the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Geological Survey. She has an extensive background in water policy, natural resource protection, energy policy and preservation of historic treasures.

Prior to her tenure in Washington, Ms. Archuleta was the Southwest regional Director for the Wilderness Society and a Board Chair/Member of the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility. Deanna and her husband, Dr. Tom Rothfeld, are the proud parents of four adult sons. They have a 1-year-old rescue dog named Peanut.

Mayling Armijo, born in Albuquerque, has served as Director of Economic Development for Bernalillo County since 2011.

Mayling ArmijoPrior to that, she was at the State in the Economic Development Department for three years. Ms. Armijo’s earlier career included more than 10 years in the financial industry and included several years in banking as an Analyst, Banker, Lender and Branch Manager.

At Bernalillo County, she leads a team that generates solutions for debt and equity financ­ing, cash incentives and tax credit to support economic development activities to improve and foster area employ­ment opportunities while protecting taxpayers’ interests. This work also encompasses analyzing the credit worthi­ness of prospective and existing companies requesting in­centives to assist with land purchase, building improve­ments and/or infrastructure

Her educational achievements include a Bachelors of Arts from the University of New Mexico, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and a certificate in Commercial Credit from the Western States School of Banking. In addition, Ms. Armijo is a Navy Reserve Supply Officer.

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  • Join District Commissioner James Smith and Bernalillo County Economic Development on Sept. 8, 2018 for “Broadband Challenges in the East Mountains,” a conversation with panelists regarding the challenges to achieving reliable, consistent internet service. The event will take place at 8:30 a.m. at Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, in Tijeras. Attendees will enjoy a panel discussion, question-and-answer session, facilitated table discussions and a networking session. Seating is limited! Register at Los Vecinos Community Center or Vista Grande Community Center, or email EcoDevEventRSVP@bernco.gov. This is a free event.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras
    Time:
    9/8/2018 8:30 AM

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