Form of Government

The City of Bloomfield is governed by four council members elected at large and a mayor.

Each member of the City Council serves with minimal financial compensation.

All governmental meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to participate in the development of their community.

Council meetings are held:
Second and fourth Monday of each month
6:00 pm in the City Council Chambers
915 N. First Street
  • ⇛ City Council Agendas
  • ⇛ City Council Minutes
  • ⇛ City Ordinances
  • ⇛ City Resolutions
  • City Mayor

    Mayor Cynthia Atencio
    Mayor Cynthia Atencio

    I graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1988. I started working in Government in 1996. I worked for the City of Bloomfield for 18 years. I assisted the Chief of Police in maintaining and adjusting the Department budget accordingly. I served as the Grant Coordinator, working with State and Federal agencies to acquire, maintain and report grant funds. In 2014 I pursued a career in the Natural Gas industry. My time away helped me to see the private sector and how it functions.

    I was elected Mayor in March of 2018. Bloomfield is my home, the only home my husband and children have ever known.

    I am an avid supporter of our Youth in our Community and the programs that nurture them. Our future is our children. I have worked with our City Council to support the Bloomfield Boys & Girls Club. We are continually working together to invest in our future for all of our Citizens.

    City Councilors

    George Walter
    George Walter

    I was born in Chicago but spent most of my youth growing up in Apopka, Florida. Bloomfield has been my home for 17 years and am devoted husband looking after a wonderful family of 3 rich in faith, community service, smiles and laughter born and bred in the area. I have been married to Jamie Walter née, Hair for 16 happy years and have two daughters Hennessy and Briseis both attending Bloomfield Schools. I am an active Bloomfield community member who has had a small part in organizing ideas and events within the city and community. These include co-coordinating the 5th of July event (which I believe is the best show in the Four Corners), participating in Bloomfield School District Parent Advisory Committees for Blanco Elementary and Mesa Alta. I also represented Blanco a few years ago as a parent advocate at the NM State Principals convention in Albuquerque at the request of then Principal Sanchez. I am a member of the Bloomfield Citizens Police Advisory Council and graduated from the Bloomfield Citizen's Police Academy two years ago. I am a part of the Bloomfield Neighborhood Watch Program for district 2, but really for all districts in our city. I am a member of the Bloomfield Economic Development Committee. I have been a small part of the local group of inventors called Four Corners Invents that is looking to create positive change through invention and possibly manufacturing here in our area.

    I am a 47 year old professional business manager by occupation. I am currently employed as Branch Manager at Crane Service Inc. in Aztec. I started my career in the warehouse of Dial Oil Company many years ago. Since then, I have been employed as supervisor and or manager of Western Refinery and Waste Management all in our area.

    I believe: All Bloomfield residents, families, schools and businesses should be able to benefit from safe, sound and responsible City Council decisions and actions. Rooted in this, a strong gut feeling, that we the City of Bloomfield deserve a quality of life that can match our desire to live the good life right here in Bloomfield. I believe in the community of Bloomfield and in a brighter future for our city. I know it is possible to move us forward in a way that can honor the past by celebrating what we have done and can do well. Through more effective and productive community relationships and input we can all have a more positive impact.

    Challenges: Finding a way to come together and solve the issues in front of us. Bloomfield has always had great people and it has been a strength for our community. That of itself is not enough. We must work together in a way that more transparent, accountable, upfront and productive to ensure the best decisions for the future of Bloomfield are being made now.

    Tony Herrera

    Sue Finch
    Sue Finch

    Sue Finch was elected to serve on the Bloomfield City Council in March of 2018. Sue's love of the City of Bloomfield and her commitment to always do what is right for the citizens of Bloomfield are motivators to ensure she always uses common sense and good judgment in making decisions that affect the residents and the city.

    A 1968 graduate of Bloomfield High School, Sue graduated from the Denver Medical and Dental School in Denver, CO., and has been married to her husband, John Finch, for 50 years. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Day Saints, Sue has served as Stake and Ward Primary Presidents. She taught children and young adults in Sunday school and was a preschool teacher for 27 years in her private preschool. Family History Consultant, for the last five years in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

    Sue and her husband are retired and enjoy spending them with their five children and 15 grandchildren. In what little spare time Sue has, she enjoys reading all types of books, serving the congregation of her church and serving and representing the citizens of Bloomfield. As a member of the Bloomfield City Council, Sue has served with the Library Board, the Northwest New Mexico Seniors, and the Bloomfield Pride Committee. A dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and public servant, Sue is grateful for the opportunities that come with being a public servant.

    Ken Hare
    Ken Hare

    Ken Hare is a native of Bloomfield. He graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1966. His great grandfather moved to Bloomfield in 1894. Ken lives on the family farm which is 101 years old and is a New Mexico Farm Bureau Heritage Farm. Ken holds bachelor and master degrees from Eastern NM University. He is a retired educator and a retired business executive with Hyatt Hotels and Goodyear.

    Ken served as President of San Juan Economic Development Service and was a founding member of Four Corners Economic Development. Ken served as member, Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the San Juan College Board of Trustees for eleven years. He was a founding member of Four Corners Innovation, the research and commercialization entity of San Juan College. Ken serves as Managing Member of Blanco Basin Land and Cattle Co., LLC, a diversified real estate, agricultural, financial and investment entity. He is a principal of Valley View Estates, LLC, a real estate development company and a partner in Dragon Fire Technologies, a venture capital firm.

    Ken is owner of Golden Hare Enterprises, a management consulting firm, and Foliophiles, a company located in Santa Fe, NM which specializes in acquisition and sale of books, manuscripts, prints and publishing related to the history of the printed word. He is married to his business partner, Helen, and has one son, Lance, who resides in Rapid City, South Dakota. Ken has served on the Bloomfield City Council since March of 2018.