New Mexico Gets New Water Czar

Earlier today, Governor Susana Martinez selected professional engineer, Scott Verhines, to serve as New Mexico’s new State Engineer.  Scott is the president of Occam Consulting Engineers, Inc., a private consulting firm specializing in water resources, program management, transportation and public works.  Scott will replace John D’Antonio who was appointed by former Governor Bill Richardson in 2003 and who is leaving to work for the Army Corps. of Engineers.  The Governor confirmed that Estevan Lopez, another candidate for the position, will continue to serve as the director of the Interstate Stream Commission.

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