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

2021 Events Registration forms will be posted soon!

All Events will be virtual

May 27-29 (Virtual)
Advanced Program (Graduates only)

Registration forms will be posted soon!

May 27-29 (Virtual)
Education Program

Registration forms will be posted soon!

September 15-17
Governance Program

November 10-12
Leadership Program


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


Documents for the Certified Municipal Official (CMO) designation

Certificate Requirement Information

Certificate Credit Tally Sheet 2021

Certification Process Request Form 2021


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

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