Board of Supervisors

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The Ciudad Board of Supervisors meeting is open to the public and meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 4:30PM. For more information contact us at (505) 510-DIRT or

Steve Glass, Chair

Position #4, Term Expires 12/2021

Steve Glass joined the Board of Supervisors in January 2003. Steve holds an MS in Environmental Science from NMSU, and has worked with the District in the past on projects like backyard composting workshops and revegetation of a State Highway Department off-ramp at Juan Tabo and I-40. As a retired municipal wastewater biosolids composting and stormwater management programs manager, and the former local government representative on the NM Water Quality Control Commission (2003-2013), he is familiar with a wide range of natural resource and conservation issues. He is currently directly involved in the development and implementation of the Rio Grande-Albuquerque Watershed Restoration Action Strategy (WRAS) and represents Bernalillo County on the Water Protection Advisory Board. Steve also represents Ciudad SWCD on the Mid Region Council of Governments Water Resources Board. Steve currently teaches biology and environmental science at Central NM Community College, and was named a recipient of the Environmental Education Association of New Mexico's 2016 Dr. Richard W. Becker Award of Excellence in Environmental Education. Steve can be reached by email at, or by phone at 505-697-0571.

Thomas Allen, Vice-Chair

Position #2, Term expires 01/2024

Tom Allen became a member of the Ciudad Board of Supervisors in 2007 and accepted the position of Vice-Chair. He is a native New Mexican, and a resident of Corrales with a degree in Environmental Engineering. Tom has taught middle school science and math at the Bosque School in Albuquerque for the past 5 years. His classes are part of the Bosque Environmental Monitoring Program (BEMP), which studies and monitors water quality in the Sandia and Jemez Mountains.

Zoe Economou, Treasurer

Position #3 Term expires 12/2021

Zoe Economou owns a small farm in the South Valley of Albuquerque, is a member of South Valley Alliance, and is president of the Los Ranchos de Atrisco/Armijo Community Acequia. She has been active in areas of agricultural preservation and sustainability, particularly as it pertains to urban fringe farming, and she is committed to organic methods of farming. Zoe came on as a supervisor in 2008.

Daniel Conklin, Supervisor

Position #5, Term expires 01/2024

Daniel Conklin is a 2012 graduate of the Bernalillo County Master Naturalist Program. His volunteer project brought him out to assist in the rehabilitation and construction of the Tijeras Creek Stormwater Runoff and Retention Project adjacent to A. Montoya Elementary School, and to work with the school to integrate the project into fifth grade students' environmental and ecological studies curriculum. Dan currently volunteers at the Carlito Springs Open Space area in the areas of outreach and education, landscaping and invasive species removal, as well as reporting on the condition of the site to Bernalillo County and the State of New Mexico as a Site Watch Volunteer.


BA, Economics, Vanderbilt University

MA, Latin American Studies, UNM

MBA, Finance, UCLA

Maria Young, Supervisor

Position #1, Term expires 01/2024

Maria Young joined the Board of Supervisors in 2017. Her life in New Mexico has included a full spectrum of outdoor activities in the Sandias and nearby mountains, and created an appreciation for the rugged yet delicate nature of the high desert. Her desire to garden brought her to the Bernalillo County Master Gardener program in 2009, and then to the Master Composter program in 2012. She has been a member of the Rio Community Farm, and has continuously pursued her own lay education in permaculture, soil science, and sustainable use of resources.