MOLI – Municipal Officials Leadership Institute

Logo for documents

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 2019

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

2019 Events Registration forms will be posted soon!

All Events Will Be Held at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa in Santa Fe
For Hotel Reservations click on the link below each program to create reservations online

April 25-26
Advanced Program (Graduates only)

Group Name: NMML – MOLI – Advanced
Group Booking Link: 
Advanced Program

Advanced Registration Form

May 15-17
Education Program

Group Name: NMML – MOLI – Education
Group Booking Link:  
Education Program

2019 Education Preliminary Program
Education Registration Form

September 11-13
Governance Program

Group Name: NMML – MOLI – Governance
Group Booking Link
Governance Program

Governance Registration Form
CMO Governance Registration Form

November 6-8
Leadership Program

Group Name: NMML – MOLI – Leadership
Group Booking Link: 
 Leadership Program

Leadership Registration Form
CMO Leadership Registration Form

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

fb_30x30 MOLI on Facebook

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

Design by Santa Fe Web Design