Secretary - Rio Arriba County Planning Representative
Lucía is a native of La Villita, New Mexico. Like several generations before her, Lucía is a farmer who raises many traditional agricultural crops and livestock with her family. For the past twelve years, Lucía has served her traditional community irrigation system as an elected official on Acequia De Alcalde commission. The Acequia De Alcalde is one of many centuries-old irrigation and water governances systems in New Mexico.
Lucía currently works for the County of Rio Arriba as the Director of the Planning and Zoning. She is responsible for the oversight of the County's land use planning. Lucia has over 10 years of experience with both the public and private sector in regional planning, community development, urban design and public administration. Lucía's work in Rio Arriba County compliments the mission of the Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area "by promoting sustainable communities, heritages, languages, cultures, traditions and the environment of the region through partnerships, education and interpretation." Lucia's degrees include a 2004 B.A. in Anthropology and a 2004 B.A. in Spanish from the University of New Mexico.