Under the Valles Caldera Preservation Act of 2000, nine members serve as the Valles Caldera Trust board of trustees. Of these nine, seven members are appointed by the President of the United States. Five of the seven must be residents of New Mexico. Members are selected for their expertise in defined areas and serve a four-year term.
In addition, the Supervisor of the Santa Fe National Forest and the Superintendent of Bandelier National Monument serve as voting members on the board.
Board members may serve up to eight consecutive years. Federal employees may not serve on the board
The Board of Trustees is required by law to meet in sessions open to the public at least three times per year in New Mexico.The Trust management and staff will report on activities, issues and progress to the Board. The Chairperson of the Board may entertain public participation as determined by the board chairperson during the meeting. In addition, there will be an open comment period as provided for in the agenda.
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