SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed seven members to a New Mexico commission tasked with overseeing water dispute negotiations with other states and overseeing conservation projects for the state’s stream systems.
The governor said Friday that she also had re-appointed an eighth member, Mark Sanchez, to be the Interstate Stream Commission’s chair.
Commission members must come from different parts of the state, and at least one must be a tribe or pueblo member. They serve six-year terms.
The new members are Aron Balok , Bidtah Becker , Greg Carrasco , Paula Garcia , Mike Hamman , Stacy Timmons and Tanya Trujillo.
They join the panel after commissioners last month delayed action on a plan that details environmental reviews and other work on the controversial Gila River diversion plan.