Currently a patient care coordinator for an Albuquerque fertility clinic, Melanie Romero has been hired as Village Clerk, replacing Aaron Gjullin. She had filed an application to work for the Village back in September. Gjullin resigned effective October 15. In recommending that the Village Council confirm Romero’s selection at the October 26 meeting, Mayor Jo Anne Roake said the applicant had the skills needed despite having no previous municipal government experience.
In addition to coordinating patient care for Caperton Fertility Institute since February 2020, Romero has served as the business’s computer software troubleshooter. She earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism at N.M. State University, after which she worked at the Carlsbad Current-Argus newspaper as proofreader and advertising sale representative for three years. From January 1999 to September 2019, she was co-owner of a Montessori pre-school in Los Alamos.