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Tribal Infrastructure Fund Board

Section 6-29-5 NMSA 1978

Adopt rules governing terms, conditions and priorities for providing financial assistance to tribes, including developing application and evaluation procedures and forms and qualifications for applicants and projects; provide financial assistance to tribes for qualified projects; authorize funding for qualified projects, including: (1) planning designing, constructing, improving, expanding or equipping water and wastewater facilities, major water systems, electrical power lines, communications infrastructures, roads, health infrastructure, emergency response facilities and infrastructure needed to encourage economic development; (2) developing engineering feasibility reports; (3) inspecting the construction of qualified projects; (4) providing special engineering services; (5) completing environmental assessments or archaeological clearances and other surveys; (6) acquiring land, easements or rights of way; and (7) paying the legal costs and fiscal agent fees associated with the development of qualified projects.

Source: Inventory of Statutory Executive Boards and Commissions, Legislative Council Service 2010 Update

Upcoming TIF Board Meeting

The TIF Board meets upon request by the Secretary to review and approve TIF
Appropriations and No Cost Extensions.

Voting Members

Indian Affairs Department

Josett D. Monette, Cabinet Secretary
TIF Board Chairperson

Wendell Chino Building, 2nd Floor
1220 S. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Office: (505) 476-1600
Email: Josett.Monette@iad.nm.gov

Department of Finance and Administration

Wesley Billingsley, Director, Local Government Division

Office: (505) 827-4985

180 Bataan Memorial Building
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Office: (505) 827-4209
Email: Wesley.billingsley@dfa.nm.gov

Department of Health

Janet R. Johnson, Project Coordinator, Office of the Secretary

1190 S. St. Francis Dr.
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Office: (505) 827-2627
Email: Janet.johnson@doh.nm.gov

New Mexico Environment Department

Kelsey Rader, Deputy Division Director

8801 Horizon Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Cell: (505) 629-6732
Email: kelsey.rader@env.nm.gov

New Mexico Finance Authority

Michael Vonderheide, Managing Director, Public Programs

207 Shelby St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Office: (505) 992-9653
Email: mvonderheide@nmfa.net

Pueblo Representative

Mark Thompson

P.O. Box 167
Acoma, NM 87034

Cell: (505) 259-0362
Email: mthompson@indianpueblo.com

Mescalero Apache Tribe Representative


P.O. Box 227
Mescalero, NM 88340

Email: bvia@mescaleroapachetribe.com

Navajo Nation Representative

Nathan Notah

P.O. Box 3390
Window Rock, AZ 86515

Office: (928) 871-1760

Jicarilla Apache Nation Representative

Romaine Wood

P.O. Box 317
Dulce, NM 87528

Cell: (505) 210-4966
Email: rwjancouncil01@gmail.com

Non-Voting Members

(Ex-Officio) Bureau of Indian Affairs – Southwest Regional Office


1001 Indian School Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Office: (505) 563-3445

(Ex-Officio) Bureau of Indian Affairs – Navajo Regional Office


301 West Hill Street
Gallup, NM 87301

Office: (505) 863-8314

(Ex-Officio) Indian Health Service – Navajo Area


Hwy 264 & St. Michael Road
St. Michael, AZ 86511

Office: (928) 871-5811

(Ex-Officio) Indian Health Service – Albuquerque Area

Gretchen Tsosie, P.E., PMP (Designee)

CDR, US Public Health Service
Director, Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction

4101 Indian School Road, Suite 225

Office: (505) 256-6786
Cell: (505) 280-9786
Email: gretchen.tsosie@ihs.gov