Legislative Summit Invitation

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The New Mexico Acequia Association (NMAA) invites you to join acequia leaders from throughout the state for an Acequia Legislative Summit and Funding Strategy Meeting. The NMAA is a statewide, membership-based organization dedicated to promoting acequias and agriculture through community education and policy advocacy.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 21 from 10am – 2pm at the State Archives 1205 Camino Carlos Rey,  Pinon Room in Santa Fe. The purpose of the summit is to provide a forum for acequia leaders and policymakers to discuss key acequia policy issues including water rights,
infrastructure funding, historic easements, etc.  State legislators and congressional staff are invited along with acequia officials from throughout the state.


10:00am – 12:00noon – ACEQUIA LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT


*Re-cap of 2015 and 2016 legislative sessions 

*Report on state and federal acequia funding legislation

*Water transfers and water leasing legislation 

*Other state and federal policy issues

12:00pm – 12:30pm – LUNCH BREAK


*Update on Capital Outlay – What happened in 2016 legislative session?
*Overview of state and federal funding programs (90-10, SWCD, RCPP, Army Corp)
*What should NMAA recommend to the state legislature and congressional delegation about Capital Outlay reform and other state and federal funding programs?

Please let us know if you plan to attend by calling the NMAA office at 505-995-9644 or by emailing Lori Spillman at lori@lasacequias.org.

Thank you!

Que Vivan las Acequias!!

Paula Garcia,
Executive Director