People In the News 04-25-13

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The Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute Board announced the appointment of Deborah Tuck as the new executive director of the Institute.
Tuck, an experienced nonprofit leader who is descended from six generations of Michigan farmers, has led nine different nonprofit organizations that have addressed critical contemporary social, cultural and environmental challenges. She served as the first President/CEO of the Grand Canyon National Park Foundation, as the executive director of two family foundations — the Ruth Mott Fund (Flint, Michigan) and the Needmor Fund (Boulder, Colorado) — and as Special Projects Director of the Northern Lights Institute, a conservation research group focusing on natural resource issues in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.
She was the founder and CEO of Coalfield Housing, a unique effort of nine major coal companies and nine chapters of the United Mine Workers to solve housing problems in the West Virginia coalfields. She has served on the boards of more than 40 organizations across the United States, including as chair of the League of Conservation Voters. 


Leadership New Mexico announces Oliver Morris, Detective Sergeant for the Los Alamos Police Department, is among the 21 statewide professionals who recently graduated from the eleventh Local Government Leadership Program.

The Local Government Leadership Program is a partnership between the New Mexico Association of Counties, the New Mexico Municipal League, the New Mexico School Boards Association and Leadership New Mexico. 

These groups provide a unique educational experience to county and municipal officials, school boards and regional councils of governments. 

In addition to the Local Government Leadership Program, Leadership New Mexico’s other programs include the Core Program and the Connect New Mexico Program.

Since its founding in 1995, Leadership New Mexico has provided a nonpartisan perspective on statewide topics of concern and opportunities for improvement. 

The organization identifies current and emerging leaders throughout New Mexico, enhances their leadership skills and deepens their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing our state. 

The Core Program, Local Government Leadership Program and Connect New Mexico Programs contribute to developing a larger understanding of these issues and ultimately prepare the leaders of today and tomorrow to meet these challenges with innovation and enthusiasm.