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(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)

New Mexico
Environment Department

About NMED

 

2020 Strategic Plan

Mission

Our mission is to protect and restore the environment and to foster a healthy and prosperous New Mexico for present and future generations. We implement our mission guided by four tenets: 

Science

Using the best available science to inform our decision-making in protecting public health and the environment.

Innovation

Employing creative engineering and technological solutions to address environmental challenges. 

Collaboration

Engaging communities and interested stakeholders in environmental decision-making outcomes.  

Compliance

Ensuring meaningful compliance with state regulations and permits; leveling the playing field through enforcement.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

The department is organized into the Secretary’s and General Counsel’s offices, Divisions, Bureaus, Programs, field offices, boards, councils, and commissions.

District Map      Contact Sheet       Org Chart

DEPARTMENT HISTORY

The New Mexico Environment Department was created by the 40th state Legislature in 1991 under the “Department of Environment Act” (Chapter 25). As a regulatory agency, NMED enforces various state regulations and federal laws relating to protection of the environment, resources, and public health and safety.

 

James C. Kenney

Cabinet Secretary 

(505) 827-2855

Jennifer J. Pruett

Deputy Secretary

(505) 827-2855

Jennifer Hower

General Counsel

(505) 222-9550

Maddy Hayden

Public Information Officer

(505) 827-0314

Sandra Ely

Environmental Protection Division Director

(505)827- 2820

Stephanie Stringer

Resource Protection Division Director

(505) 827-2814

Michelle Desmond

Administrative Services Division Director

(505) 476-8728

 

Rebecca Roose

Water Protection Division Director

(505) 827-2855

 

 

Harold L. Runnels Building // 1190 St. Francis Drive, Suite N4050 // Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 // tel (800) 219-6157, (505) 827-2855

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