County Receives Risk Awareness Program Award

New Mexico Counties presented Sandoval County with a Risk Awareness Program (RAP) Award during the 2019 NMC 83rd Annual Conference June 21, 2019 hosted by Curry County in Clovis. The county completed its fifth year of RAP with a 34% reduction in the number of law enforcement claims for 2019. RAP is a workplace risk control education program that aims to reduce the frequency and severity of county claims through better risk awareness and safety practices.

“The Sandoval County Human Resources and Risk Management Department have worked very hard to educate our staff in order to reduce risk, reduce injury and reduce claims that cost taxpayer dollars,” said Sandoval County Manager Dianne Maes. “I am very proud of their hard work and dedication. This award shows how dedicated the County is to being responsible with taxpayer dollars.”

The New Mexico Counties is a non-profit, nonpartisan association representing New Mexico’s 33 counties since 1936. Its mission is to strengthen New Mexico counties’ ability to govern their own affairs and to improve the well-being and quality of life of their constituents. NM Counties provides numerous services to counties including legislative advocacy, self-insurance administration, legal assistance, and professional development. For more information, please visit

Pictured, left to right: Mark Cage, Rebecca Long, Steve Kopelman, Charles Martinez Sr., David Heil, David Mann, and Bonnie Cummings