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NM EDGE, a service of New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service, is a program designed to provide a comprehensive course of study to administrators, managers, elected officials, and staff in local, state, tribal, and national government, through which participants can acquire and apply the best practices and theory to their management behaviors and strategies using the highest professional standards.

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News from the NM EDGE

It's official! NM EDGE/NM CPM has earned accreditation for another 6 years!

Thank you to NCPMC, NM EDGE Team, our NM Public Service Partners on our Advisory Board, our Public Servant Students, our Public Service Practitioner Instructors, and NM Cooperative Extension Service!


NM Public Finance Classes Level I & Level II

Monday - August 6, 2018

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

                     CPM 265 IT Security for Non-IT Managers

Tuesday - August 7, 2018

8:30 am - 11:30 am

                      NMF 101A - Accounting I A: Key Concepts
                      NMF 201 - Public Finance Law

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

                       NMF 101B - Accounting I B: Key Concepts
                       NMF 202 - Debt Management

Wednesday - August 8, 2018

8:30 am - 11:30 am

                        NMF102A - Accounting II A: Accounting Concepts
                        NMF 203 - Interpreting Audited Financial Statements

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

                         NMF 102B - Accounting II B: Accounting Concepts
                         NMF 204 - Finance Policies and Best Practices

Thursday - August 9, 2018

8:30 am - 11:30 am

                         NMF 110 - Internal Controls (Formerly FP 110)
                         NMF 206 - Post-employment Benefits

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

                         NMF103 - Cash Handling
                         NMF 205 - Economics & Revenue Forecasting

Friday - August 10, 2018

8:30 am - 11:30 am

                          NMF 244 - Insurance in the Public Sector (Pre-req 144)
                          CPM 146 - Capital Planning and Financing

Questions? Please call us at (575) 646-0335 or (575) 646-4304

Thank you for your continued support of the NM EDGE and please let us know how we can better support you in your pursuit of your educational goals!


Innovation in Local Economic Development is HERE!

If you are not an industry professional but need a good basic understanding of Economic Development which will enable you to better understand the components involved in, and the impact of, economic development proposals in your community, then mark your calendar; these classes were developed with you in mind!

Decision makers, interested citizens, and public administrators alike can learn some fundamentals of Economic Development through this mini-series of classes.

Through a collaborative effort involving industry professionals, NM Counties, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service, and the NM EDGE, this important curriculum was developed and is now available to all public sector officials and employees.

Sandoval County and the NM EDGE have partnered for the official launch of this important new certification program for public sector officials and employees looking for the basics.

The first two classes of this six-class curriculum are scheduled for August 16th in Rio Rancho, Sandoval County. Click here to access our registration site: NM EDGE Student Record and Enrollment Site.. Or contact us at or (575) 646- 0314.


August 16, 2018 Sandoval County Commission Chambers 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (with 1.5 hours for lunch) By advance enrollment through NM EDGE Student Record and Enrollment Site.. On-site enrollment on a space available basis.

               EDS 101A  FUNDAMENTALS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PART I (Take 101 A & B same day) 

Become familiar with key concepts and terms specific to Economic Development. Understand basic tools of Economic Development and how they may be used to enhance quality of life in your community. Learn to identify potential Economic Development opportunities in your community. Prepare to engage in the local economic development process.

               EDS 101B FUNDAMENTALS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PART II (Take 101 A & B same day)

Introduce the roles & responsibilities of governing bodies related to Economic Development in New Mexico. Become familiar with statutory constraints and how they impact local Economic Development opportunities and processes. Understand benefits of regional collaboration to achieve local economic development goals.

September 24-27, 2018 Honing your NM EDGE Enrollment is NOW OPEN!

Class enrollment for September 24-27, 2018 Honing Your NM EDGE is NOW OPEN!

1) To check your transcript and enroll in classes visit our NM EDGE Student Record and Enrollment Site.

2) Visit our NM EDGE website for certification checklist information.

3) For a list of classes being offered, click on the September 2018 Honing Your NM EDGE Road Map link below.

Questions? Please give us a call at (575) 646-0314 or send us an email:

Thank you for your continued support of the NM EDGE program and please let us know how we can better support you in your pursuit of your educational goals!

Your NM EDGE Team!

Certificate Audit Submission Information

Audit Submission window is September 24 - October 19, 2018.

If you have completed classes towards a certification, be sure to submit an audit during the next Audit window, which is:

September 24 - October 29, 2018.

Go to the NM EDGE Student Record and Enrollment Site.

  • Using the navigation bar on the left, select Certification Audit. Use the arrow to show the menu of certification choices, select the audit you want, and then submit. Please press submit ONLY once.
  • The audit is to verify that you have completed all of your classes, and to assign you an Academic Advisor to work with you on your Culminating Experience, and to prepare you for graduation.
  • For those of you who have completed all of your CPS classes, please submit your audit right away. The CPS Assessments are by invitation only. Once we know who qualifies to be invited, we will notify you and set the date.

Thank you for your help as we strive to support you in achieving your goals.
Best wishes! Your NM EDGE Team

Helpful Tip Sheets

Our Team

  • Mary C. DeLorenzo, Program Director
  • Elia Galindo, Database Report Writer
  • Jeanine Eden, Program Coordinator
  • Chantel Barton, Sr. Fiscal Assistant
  • Marilyn Cimalore, Program Assistant
  • Corinna Cogburn, Program Assistant
  • Anissa Nuanez, Program Support
  • Tyler Koehler, Program Support

The NM EDGE (Albuquerque)
Building K at CNM's Montoya Campus Montgomery at Morris
(in collaboration with CNM)
Phone: (575) 646-0314

The NM EDGE (Las Cruces)
NMSU Main Campus
Gerald Thomas Hall
Room 275
Las Cruces, NM 80003
Phone: (575) 646-4304

The NM EDGE (Santa Fe)
4001 Office Court Drive
Suite 308
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507