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Posted on: May 14, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Assistant Utilities Director Selected


Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) announced Tuesday, May 14, the hiring of Delilah Walsh as assistant utilities director effective July 22, 2019.

Walsh is the Socorro county manager, a position she’s had since 2009. She is responsible for all operational and financial matters including policy development and implementation, board management, budget management, strategic planning, and direction to all county administrative department heads.

“We are fortunate to have a person of Ms. Walsh’s caliber join the LCU management team,” said Dr. Jorge A. Garcia, P.E., LCU Director. “She brings a broad range of operational, financial, and strategic planning experience that will strengthen our already exceptional management team.”

Walsh was born and raised in Socorro, New Mexico, and is a graduate of Socorro High School. She holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering Management degree from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech). Prior to joining Socorro county, Walsh was vice president at First State Bank and had worked in all aspects of banking for more than a decade.

She has a passion for employee education and has served as an instructor for New Mexico Tech Community College Program's Administrative Assistant Certification. She currently serves as an instructor for NM EDGE, a program through NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service designed to provide education and training to government employees.

Walsh has extensive experience in human resources, staff management, financial planning and investment, strategic planning, team building, contract negotiation, policy making, budget management, information technology management, and program forecasting.

A graduate of Leadership New Mexico, she has served on several boards including the Strategic Planning Committee for New Mexico Tech, Governing Council for Cottonwood Valley Charter School, Socorro Mental Health Foundation, Board of Regents for New Mexico Tech, NM Commission on the Status of Women, El Camino Real International Heritage Center Foundation, Friends of Socorro Charter Schools Foundation, Socorro County DWI Advisory Council, and Jornada Resource Conservation Development District Board.

Walsh currently serves as Vice President for the Middle Rio Grande Economic Development Association Board of Directors and is a member of the executive boards for the New Mexico Counties Insurance Authority Workers Compensation and Multiline Pool Boards.

She and her husband, Dennis, are avid community volunteers and with their three children, enjoy their large extended family throughout the Rio Grande Valley.

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