Many New Mexico travel and tourism professionals dedicated hours of planning and hard work, from the moment the 2017 Legislative Session began to the moment the 2017 First Special Session concluded with zero cuts to the New Mexico Tourism Department. We want to again thank our Government Affairs Committee for all of their hard work:
Lyn Edwards - Lea County
Randy Randall - Tourism Santa Fe
Ernie CdeBaca - Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
George Brooks - Ski New Mexico Inc.
Chris Stagg - Taos Ski Valley, Inc.
Tonya Stinson - Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau
Charlie Gray - Greater Albuquerque Innkeepers Association
Lisa Boeke - Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce
Tania Armenta - Visit Albuquerque
Kim Skinner - Sierra County Recreation & Tourism Advisory Board
Christina Genuario-Gill - Inn on the Alameda
Rick Matthews - La Quinta Inn-Carlsbad
New Mexico Hospitality Association would also like to thank our contract lobbyist Jason Weaks who did a tremendous job representing the best interest of our industry at the Capitol during the entire Legislative Session, as well as the First Special Session. He spent countless hours analyzing the potential impact of various pieces of legislation on our industry and helped garner support for our priority legislation in both chambers. The presence of our industry was truly felt at the Roundhouse this year, and we thank Jason for that.