MOLI – Municipal Officials Leadership Institute

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Certification Program

As governing becomes increasingly complex, elected officials are confronted with challenging issues relating to the financial stability, health, and welfare of their communities. Learning to govern efficiently, ethically, and wisely requires considerable time, effort, and education on the part of the elected official. New Mexico’s municipal elected officials now have an opportunity to participate in a special program that offers certification for seasoned and newly-elected officials. The voluntary three-tiered program provides the knowledge and tools necessary for effective and ethical leadership. The objective is to encourage continuing education, promote excellence in local governance and recognize local elected officials who take advantage of training opportunities. Participants who successfully complete all three levels will receive the distinguished designation of Certified Municipal Official (CMO) and receive a pin.  Classes offer elected officials an opportunity to master the specialized knowledge required for the leaders of New Mexico’s communities.

Linda Gaume Jaramillo Scholarship

Linda Gaume Jaramillo Scholarship Application 2020

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

2020 Events Registration forms will be posted soon!

All Events Will Be Held at the La Posada de Santa Fe

May 28-29 Postponed dates TBD
Advanced Program (Graduates only)

Registration forms will be posted soon!

May 27-29 Postponed dates TBD
Education Program

Registration forms will be posted soon!

October 21-23
Governance Program



Don’t Use  Hammer to Paint the Wall: Make Effective Use of Your Available Land Use Tools

3-18-5. Dangerous buildings or debris; removal; notice; right of municipality to remove; lien.

3-36-1. Municipal lien; filing with county clerk; contents of lien; interest on principal amount of utility [lien].

3-46-43. Ordinances relating to repair, closing and demolition of dwellings unfit for human habitation; complaint; service of co

5G overview

Battershell case

County of Bernalillo – Adult Amusement regs

Overview – 30-8-1. Public nuisance.

RLUIPA overview

WTF overview

Communicate Community: Leadership Strategies for Trauma-Informed and Effective Communication in Terms of Crisis



All Meetings Shall Be Open To The Public (But Not Really): How to Properly Invoke the Open Meetings Act’s Exceptions to Avoid Unnecessary Controversy or Litigation

Open Meetings Act Compliance Guide 2015

Another Seat At The Table (Diversity & Inclusion) Workshop

ASAT Participant Guide MOLI



November 11-13
Leadership Program

Registration forms will be posted soon

MOLI ONLINE is also available! It covers the topics found in the Education Program. For more information click here to learn more.


Documents for the Certified Municipal Official (CMO) designation

Certificate Requirement Information

Certificate Tally Sheet

Certification Process Request Form


For more information contact Tasha Martinez, Communications Director  at or 800.432.2036 ext. 525

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 846 Santa Fe, NM 87504

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