Board of Directors


Clara Garcia

Valencia County News-Bulletin

Clara Garcia is the editor and publisher of the Valencia County News-Bulletin, as well as the executive editor of El Defensor Chieftain, the News-Bulletin's sister paper in Socorro.

Clara is a native of the city of Belen, beginning her journalism career at the News-Bulletin in 1998 as the crime and courts reporter. During her time at the paper, Clara has won numerous awards for her writing, photography and typography and design both from the National Newspaper Association and the New Mexico Press Association.



1st Vice President

Leota Harriman

The Independent



2nd Vice President

Babette Hermann

Gallup Sun




Tom Cross

Santa Fe New Mexican



Past President

Leota Harriman

The Independent



Mayra Aldaz

Rio Grande Sun



Donn Friedman

Albuquerque Journal



Frances Luna

Sierra County Sentinel



Staci Matlock

Taos News



Nick Seibel

Silver City Daily Press and Independent



Ron Warnick

Quay County Sun