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 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 the program(s) 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

2021 MOLI Scholarship Eligibility

2021 Application for MOLI Scholarship



MOLI ONLINE is also available! Click here to learn more.

Documents for the Certified Municipal Official (CMO) designation – coming soon

2021 Certificate Requirement Information

2021 Certificate Credit Tally Sheet

2021 Certification Process Request Form…coming soon.


For more information contact A.J. Forte, Executive Director  at or 800.432.2036 or 505-699-6944

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

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