This budget represents the Mid-Region Council of Governments' continued commitment to improving the quality of life in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia Counties. It has been my pleasure serving as your Executive Director, and I look forward to working with the Board of Directors to implement a fiscally responsible budget for fiscal year 2017. Together, we will find creative ways to serve the region while making budget dollars stretch farther.
The Mid-Region Council of Governments FY17 Budget is focused on advancing innovative programs and strengthening the economy of Central New Mexico. These numbers reflect a balanced budget, and include a number of core priorities such as using regional transit to promote economic development by advocating for the value of regional transit, beginning development of the FFY 2016-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), promotion of regional economic development activities to facilitate economic growth, providing planning assistance that includes digital mapping, as well as preparing the available workforce in our region for emerging industries.
As always, we look forward to working with our elected officials and member agencies in an effort to foster partnerships, improve cooperation and enhance opportunities for all.
Dewey V. Cave, Executive Director