Vacancies for three director positions at Bernalillo County are now filled.
Nano Chavez is the new director of the Zoning Building and Planning Department. Shirley Ragin is director of the Budget and Business Improvements Department and Mary Murnane is director of the county’s Fleet/Facility Management Department.
“These three individuals bring a breadth of experience and expertise to the organization that will ultimately benefit our customers, the residents of Bernalillo County,” says County Manager Tom Zdunek. “I’m thrilled to have them on board.”
Nano Chavez has been serving as interim director of the Zoning, Building and Planning Department for the past nine months. Chavez has 22 years’ experience in public sector planning. She spent 18 of those years as a planner and planning manager in the department she now leads.
Chavez has a bachelor’s degree in American studies and a master’s degree in community and regional planning.
Shirley Ragin served 31 years in finance-related positions at the Public Service Company of New Mexico before joining the county’s Finance Division as director of the Budget and Business Improvements Department. Ragin has directed and managed accounting, financial and budget systems for various departments and projects at PNM.
Ragin has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, a master’s degree in public administration and she is a certified management accountant.
Mary Murnane has been serving as interim director of the county’s Fleet/Facility Management Department for the past five months. Murnane began working at Bernalillo County in 1999 as a water and facilities planner. She has also served as the county’s water resources program manager and she handled energy efficiency programs for county facilities.
Murnane has a bachelor’s degree in language, writing and rhetoric, a bachelor’s in studio art, a master’s degree in community and regional planning and she’s a certified facility manager.
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