BELEN — The Belen City Council unanimously approved Mayor Jerah Cordova’s appointment of Amanda Tenorio as the city’s clerk/treasurer at Monday night’s meeting.
Tenorio, a native of Belen, is currently the finance director for Torrance County, a position she’s held for 3 1/2 years. Before that, she worked in the county’s human services department, and was the branch service manager at First Community Bank.
She replaces Brian McBain, who is now Belen’s Compliance/Community Services director, a new position in the city’s administration.
Tenorio currently lives in Chilili with her two sons, and is excited about moving back to Belen, where she still has many friends and relatives.
“I decided to start a new chapter in my life and come back to Belen,” Tenorio said. “It will be challenging — every job is challenging. I will utilize all my resources, such as my coworkers. They all have great experience, which I can learn from.
“I’m excited I have this opportunity with the city of Belen as their city clerk and treasurer. It will be an exciting future ahead of me.”
Tenorio is a certified public official, public supervisor, public finance professional and a chief procurement officer.
Clara Garcia is the editor and publisher of the Valencia County News-Bulletin.
She is a native of the city of Belen, beginning her journalism career at the News-Bulletin in 1998 as the crime and courts reporter. During her time at the paper, Clara has won numerous awards for her writing, photography and typography and design both from the National Newspaper Association and the New Mexico Press Association.