The City of Las Cruces is formally announcing J.C. Borrego has been selected for the position of Deputy Director of Human Resources.
Borrego joins the City of Las Cruces from Sandia National Laboratories (“Sandia”). There, he specialized in employee and labor relations matters, reasonable accommodations, and design and implementation of COVID-19 initiatives.
He spent most of his professional career as a public servant. Prior to his stint with Sandia, he served as Deputy Cabinet Secretary and Human Resources (“HR”) Director for the New Mexico Environment Department (“NMED”). As Deputy Cabinet Secretary, he planned, led, managed, and directed NMED’s multi-disciplinary, regulatory, administrative, and financial Divisions. He was responsible for NMED’s annual strategic plan, legislative initiatives, and operational direction. Notably, he was a key leader in changing the State of New Mexico’s Surface and Ground Water regulations in 2019. As NMED’s HR Director, J.C. planned, led, and directed all HR programs and functional areas, to include staffing, classification and compensation, payroll, benefits, employee and labor relations, professional development and training, performance management, personnel policy development and implementation, alternative dispute resolution, and loss prevention and control.
J.C. is a proud graduate of New Mexico State University. He is a native New Mexican, loves spending time with his family, is an avid golfer, and enjoys a good book and great food!