August 22, 2023
Sandoval County Treasurer Jennifer A. Taylor encourages County junior and senior high school students to submit their essays by September 1, 2023 for the Junior County Treasurer program. Two Sandoval County high school students (one junior and one senior) will be selected. These two students will have an opportunity to experience firsthand how local government, specifically the Treasurer’s Office, works. This free-of-charge program will be held concurrent with the Fall 2023 school semester.

While participating in the program, the Junior County Treasurers will learn how the County:

  • Collects property taxes,
  • How the money collected is allocated to various groups such as DWI, Fire & 911 Services, Libraries, Public Safety, Senior Program, Roads & Infrastructure, Landfill, Detention Center, and
  • Basic customer services skills as the Treasurer’s Office works with the public and for the public.

Curriculum requirements are:

  1. Attendance at a County Commission Meeting.
  2. Attendance at a Board of Finance Meeting.
  3. Attendance at a Sandoval County Investment Committee Meeting.
  4. Attendance at a County-sponsored community event, and
  5. Participation in a mock Board of Finance Meeting.

Upon completion of these activities, each Junior County Treasurer receive a Plaque of Recognition at a County Commission Meeting. Ms. Taylor points out that participation in such a program is an excellent addition to a student's resume or higher education application.

How to Apply for the Program

Interested students must submit a short essay (500 words or less) that explains why they would like to participate in the program. A panel of three will review all the submitted essays and select two Junior County Treasurers.

Essays are due Friday, September 1, 2023, by 5:00 p.m., and the two selected candidates will be announced on Friday, September 15, 2023.

Please email essays in PDF format to Treasurer Taylor at If you have any questions, please contact Orlando A. Jacquez, Administrative Assistant to the Treasurer's Office, at 505-867-7579 or