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Manager Bio


Delilah Walsh was born and raised in Socorro, New Mexico and is a graduate of Socorro High School. Walsh holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering Management degree from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech). Prior to joining Socorro County in 2009, Walsh served as Vice President at First State Bank where she was responsible for Human Resources, staff training, marketing, property management, service operations, board management and even organizing the annual Hilton Open Golf Tournament. She had worked in all aspects of the banking industry for over 12 years. 
Walsh continues to conduct service training for County staff members in topics such as communication skills, customer service, ethics and professionalism. She is also an instructor at NMT’s Community College, teaching business math and office procedures for the Administrative Assistant Certification program.

As County Manager, Walsh has extensive experience in human resources, staff management, strategic planning, team building, contract negotiation, policy making, budget management, information technology management and program forecasting.

Walsh and her husband Dennis reside in Socorro with their three children. The couple serve as catechists for confirmation students at San Miguel Church. Both coach the Cottonwood Valley Charter School Golf team and both serve as coaches and volunteers for Socorro's American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) and both are avid supporters of Socorro Warrior Soccer. Walsh is also a new coach for the CVCS middle school speech and debate team. Walsh and her family are very active in the local community both as volunteers and participants in various events and enjoy their large extended family throughout the Rio Grande Valley. 

Walsh is a graduate of the Leadership New Mexico Local Government Program and serves on the Local Government Planning Committee. She has served on the Strategic Planning Committee for New Mexico Tech, Governing Council for Cottonwood Valley Charter School, on the Board of Directors for the Socorro Mental Health Foundation, the Board of Regents for New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women, the El Camino Real International Heritage Center Foundation and the Socorro Charter School Foundation. 

Walsh currently serves as Vice President on the Middle Rio Grande Economic Development Association Board of Directors. Walsh also sits on several boards on behalf of the Socorro County Board of Commissioners including the NMAC Workers Compensation Insurance Pool Board, Socorro County Juvenile Justice Board, South Central Council of Government Board, the Socorro DWI Advisory Board and Jornada Resource Conservation Development District Board.
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