The Manager is appointed by the Commission as the chief executive officer of the County. The current manager is Michael Hawkes (bio), who was appointed on June 25, 2019.
Hawkes leads a team of department heads.
The Manager's mission is to provide responsible public service through the policies and direction set by the Board of the County Commission while striving to be professional, courteous, and committed to improving the quality for residents of Socorro County.
For any questions or information, please contact the Executive Assistant to the County Manager, Jennifer Montoya.
Socorro County operates under a commission-manager form of government. The Board of County Commissioners sets policy for the County. The County Manager executes those policy decisions and leads the County organization by overseeing the administration of County departments. The County Manager also advises the Board on operational and financial matters, services and other issues, and submits an annual operating and capital budget for the Board’s consideration.
The Socorro County Manager's Office is responsible for:
Carrying out the policies of the Board of County Commissioners
Providing and coordinating support and staff for the Socorro County Board of County Commissioners
Employing, supervising and providing direction to all County administrative department heads.
Maintaining intergovernmental and inter-agency communications.
Coordinating County capital improvements
Organizing all Board of County Commissioners meetings
Administering County contracts
Overseeing daily and long term fiscal management