Martin Lopez


Martin is presently the General Manager for the Lower Rio Grande Public Water Works Authority; was the Registered Agent for the Lower Rio Grande Mutual Domestic Water Association. He was the General Manager of the Mesquite Mutual Domestic Water Consumers’ & Mutual Sewage Works Association prior to the merger into the Lower Rio Grande Public Water Works Authority. Martin has worked in the water and wastewater industry since 1987, working primarily in field operations for several small- and medium-size systems in South Central Dona Ana County. In addition, he was a technical assistance provider for the Rural Community Assistance Corporation promoting water and wastewater technical, managerial, and financial capacity to rural and small communities throughout New Mexico and the Western United States.

Martin has attended the Utility Management Institute in San Antonio and was a part-time instructor at the New Mexico State University (NMSU)-Dona Ana Community College’s Water Technology Program. He has a baccalaureate degree in Agriculture Business and Agriculture Economics from NMSU as well as two Associate’s Degrees in Water Technology and Business Technology. He has certification in NM as both a Water Level IV and a Wastewater lever IV operator. In addition, Martin was the 2011 Joe Guillen Awardee for the New Mexico Outstanding Community Development Service Award.