Rio Rancho District 5 City Councilor Jennifer Flor has announced her resignation.
She is leaving her seat to focus on her family and raising her three young children. Flor’s last day in office will be Oct. 10.
“It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Rio Rancho these last four years,” she said. “I will miss my interactions with constituents and the challenge of finding solutions to problems that affect our everyday lives. Although I am sad to leave my role as city councilor, I look forward to seeing Rio Rancho thrive due to the passion and dedication of its citizens.”
Flor was appointed by Mayor Gregg Hull in August 2016 to complete a term vacated by Shelby Smith. She was elected in 2018 to a four-year term.
“When I appointed Jennifer four years ago, I knew her engineering background and her passion for public service would be a great fit for our city council and our citizens,” Hull said. “I very much appreciate her dedication to the City of Rio Rancho and I wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.”
Those interested in filling the District 5 City Council seat must submit a letter of interest and résumé to Hull. Those interested can submit their information at rrnm.gov/CD5vacancy, from 5 p.m. Oct. 9, through 5 p.m. Oct. 23.
Hull’s vetting process will include reviewing all submitted materials and interviewing applicants.
To be eligible for appointment to fill the seat, an individual must:
- Reside in Rio Rancho in City Council District 5;
- Be over 18 years of age;
- Be a registered voter of Rio Rancho; and
- Have no felony convictions.
The individual appointed to fill the District 5 City Council seat will serve a term that ends in March 2022. This person’s annual salary will be $17,643.92 and they, along with eligible family members, will be entitled to medical, dental and vision insurance coverage as provided to other city employees.
As part of the regular municipal election taking place in March 2022, the District 5 seat will be decided by voters, and the person elected will serve a four-year term ending in March 2026.
Pursuant to the city’s charter, when a vacancy in a city council seat occurs, the mayor shall appoint a qualified successor within 45 days of the vacancy, subject to governing body confirmation. If the governing body does not accept the mayor’s appointment, the mayor shall appoint another individual within 45 days, subject to governing body confirmation.
The process of mayoral appointment and governing body consideration of the appointment continues until the governing body has confirmed an appointee of the mayor.
For any questions or to confirm city council district residency, contact the Office of the City Clerk at (505) 891-5004.