Governing Body

Casey Crist

Bio coming soon!

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Peter J. Atencio

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James (Slim) Whitlock

James “Slim” Whitlock was born in Hot Springs, NM. He graduated from Hatch Valley High School in 1977. He has been married to Gracie for 38 years. Slim, as he is known to the Village of Hatch, and Gracie have two children, Brandy and Cameron. Brandy is married to David Holguin and Cameron is married to Erica. Slim and Gracie have six grandchildren. Slim has served as a member of the Board of Education for Hatch Valley Schools for 7 and one-half years. This is Slim's second term as a Trustee for the Village of Hatch, the first term was from 2012 to 2016. He has been employed with the family’s business of Jim’s Supermarket for 45 years.

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Dennis Torres (Pro-tem Mayor)

Dennis Torres is a lifelong resident and community member of Hatch. Torres previously served on the Board of Education for Hatch Valley Schools from 1992 thru 1996. Dennis has served as Worthy President and Past Worthy President of El Valle Aerie of Eagles #4308. He served in the New Mexico National Guard for four years. Torres has been working for Century Link for the past 18 years. Dennis Torres and his wife, Bertha, of 37 years, have two children, Erica Denise and Joseph. They have two grandchildren, Xavier and Maxa.

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