A Corrales farmer and former head of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, Mike Hamman, has been appointed N.M. State Engineer. Before he retired from the MRGCD December 31, he was tapped to be Governor Michelle Luajn Grisham’s senior water advisor. He continues in that role, but he now replaces the previous State Engineer, John D’Antonio, who resigned in December as well, citing staffing problems. The N.M. Senate unanimously confirmed Hamman as State Engineer February 11.
In another water-related arena, the executive engineer for the Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Contol Authority (SSCAFCA), Chuck Thomas, resigned on February 5. Thomas has been replaced by Dave Gatterman as SSCAFCA executive engineer. The appointment was announced February 1 by the authority’s board chairman, Corrales’ Jim Fahey.