Governor makes New Mexico stream commission appointments


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.

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