Staff directory

Nicolas Kennedy

Village Clerk

The Village Clerk is charged with executing the policies, actions and initiatives of the municipality. The Clerk reports and takes direction from the Mayor and serves as the Mayor’s direct liaison to residents, businesses, other entities and the larger community. The Village Clerk also manages grants and capital outlay appropriations.

The Clerk is the point person for processing all requests and business related matters with the Village of Tijeras. Individuals or parties seeking to bring business to either the Village Council or the Village of Tijeras Planning and Zoning Commission should contact the Clerk at nkennedy@tijerasnm.gov or at 505-553-3246

Michael Limon

Deputy Clerk

The Deputy Clerk  is in charge of managing MVD Field Office, municipal water utility operations, human resources, communications, and social media in order to enhance communication and transparency between the municipal government and our 400+ residents. The Deputy Clerk is also the custodian of public records, the recorder for public meetings and hearings.

Individuals or parties seeking to bring business to the Village of Tijeras Planning and Zoning Commission should contact the Deputy Clerk at mlimon@tijerasnm.gov  or at 505-313-1801

Audrey Caufield

Finance Director

The Finance Director plans, organizes, and supervises the operations of the Finance Department, including disbursement and accounting of municipal funds, billing, and preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports; supervises staff assisting with these duties.

The Finance Director is the point person for processing all financial matters with the Village of Tijeras. Individuals or parties seeking to bring business to either the Village should contact Audrey at acaufield@tijerasnm.gov or at 505-281-1220

Darlene Coleman

Finance Administrative Assistant 

The Finance Admin Assistant works with processing Account Payable, Accounts Recieveable, Bi-weekly Payroll, and other duties as assigned by the Finance Director. 

Kathy Healy

Administrative Assistant 

In addition to clerical duties such as answering the phone and providing information to the Village Residents, the Admin Assistant  assists the Village staff in the important work of scanning and digitally filing Village Records, creating council meeting packets, recieving orders, and welcoming visitors to Village Hall.

Sonya Apodaca

Water Utility Adminstrative Assitant

This position is the main point of contact for all Water Utility related inquiries. The Water Utility Admin Assistant processes payment of monthly water bills, processes applications for new water service connections, manages work orders for the Water Department, manages the monthly meter reading process, and ensures the Water Department is running smoothly and serving the residents. 

 

Dominic Marks

Water Operator Supervisor 

The Water Operator supervises and manages the water system, operations, constructions, maintenance repair, and replacements. The Water Operator shall be responsible for all the connections to the system. The Water Operator shall perform such duties in connection with the operation of the System as the Governing Body may prescribe.

The Water Operator is the point person for processing all water department matters with the Village of Tijeras. Individuals or parties seeking to bring business to either the Village should contact Dominic at dmarks@tijerasnm.gov or at 505-281-1220

Hector Castruita

Water Operator/Maintenece Tech

The Water Operator supervises and manages the water system, operations, constructions, maintenance repair, and replacements. The Water Operator shall be responsible for all the connections to the system. The Water Operator shall perform such duties in connection with the operation of the System as the Governing Body may prescribe.

The Water Operator is the point person for processing all water department matters with the Village of Tijeras. Individuals or parties seeking to bring business to either the Village should contact Hector at hcastruita@tijerasnm.gov or at 505-281-1220

Brandon Lucero

Brandon Lucero

Maintenance / Water Operator

The Water Operator supervises and manages the water system, operations, constructions, maintenance repair, and replacements. The Water Operator shall be responsible for all the connections to the system. The Water Operator shall perform such duties in connection with the operation of the System as the Governing Body may prescribe.

The Water Operator is the point person for processing all water department matters with the Village of Tijeras. Individuals or parties seeking to bring business to either the Village should contact Hector at hcastruita@tijerasnm.gov or at 505-281-1220

Rita Rivera

Senior Center Manager 

The mission of the Village of Tijeras Senior Center is to provide services and programs for seniors of the Tijeras Community that enhance their dignity, support their independence, and invite their involvement in community life. The Village of Tijeras Senior Center will be recognized as a model center for excellence in the delivery of services to seniors. We will be ever committed to meeting the needs of those it serves.

The Senior Center Manager is the point people for processing all Senior Center department matters with the Village of Tijeras. Seniors that are interested in joining the center or bring business to either the Village should contact the Senior Center Manager at seniorcenter@tijerasnm.gov or at 505-286-4220

Debra Hoyt

Senior Center Program Coordinator

Due to the pandemic, the Senior Center has closed down their building out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our seniors. The Village Hall has started up a “Grab N Go Meal Site” at the center where seniors can pick up lunches Monday-Friday. The Senior Center Program Coordinator will assist Rita and Flori in distributing grab-and-go meals at the Senior Center.

Flori Silva

Flori Silva, Senior Center Assistant/ Janitor 

The Senior Center Assistant is responsible for assisting the Manager with providing services and programs for seniors of the Tijeras Community that enhance their dignity, support their independence, and invite their involvement in community life. The Village of Tijeras Senior Center will be recognized as a model center for excellence in the delivery of services to seniors. We will be ever committed to meeting the needs of those it serves.

Meagan Sarracino

MVD Associate

The MVD provides outstanding service to the motoring public- every customer, every transaction, every time. The MVD liscenses commercial and non-commercial vehicles and boats; license auto dealers and title service companies; contract with private partners for selected MVD services; and assures that MVD work is performed in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Code.

The MVD associates are the point people for processing all motor vehicle department matters with the Village of Tijeras. Individuals or parties seeking to bring business to either the Village should contact the MVD at 505-281-3774

Jen Darnell

MVD Associate

The MVD provides outstanding service to the motoring public- every customer, every transaction, every time. The MVD liscenses commercial and non-commercial vehicles and boats; license auto dealers and title service companies; contract with private partners for selected MVD services; and assures that MVD work is performed in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Code.

The MVD associates are the point people for processing all motor vehicle department matters with the Village of Tijeras. Individuals or parties seeking to bring business to either the Village should contact the MVD  at 505-281-3774