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Governor’s Cabinet to visit Farmington and Shiprock – Cabinet in Your Community event April 11, 12 will share info, resources 

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s cabinet secretaries will host community events in Farmington and Shiprock on April 11-12 to help residents navigate and procure available state and federal resources.

“We want New Mexicans to know that their state government is here for them, and that we’re building stronger communities through accessible state resources,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “Please join my administration’s cabinet secretaries in Farmington and Shiprock, April 11-12 to connect with state services and get the support you deserve.”

Families and individuals in the area are encouraged to attend the events to learn more about the ways state government can help navigate services such as Medicaid, unemployment benefits, career counseling and more. Food boxes, books, backpacks, and other free resources will be available on site while supplies last.

First launched in 2019, the Lujan Grisham administration created Cabinet in Your Community events to better serve constituents and educate the public about the many varied resources available to members of communities around the state.

The first Governor’s Cabinet in Your Community event of 2024 will kick off in Farmington on Thursday, April 11, at 3 p.m. at Animas Elementary School. The Farmington resource fair will begin at 3 p.m. followed by a town hall at 4 p.m.

On Friday, cabinet secretaries will host a second Cabinet in Your Community event at Shiprock High School. A resource fair will kick off at 1 p.m. followed by a community town hall at 2 p.m.

Some of the resources available at the event include:

  • Enrollment in Medicaid, child support, low-income home energy, and food and cash assistance programs.
  • Information and enrollment for student academic tutoring and other children’s programming.
  • Assistance with unemployment benefits, technical education, apprenticeships, and employment searches including jobs with state government.
  • Information about adult education and free college.
  • Motor Vehicle Division services, lost property, and personal income tax inquiries.
  • State hunting and fishing license sales
  • Senior programs and services including caregiver and long-term care.
  • WIC and Senior Farmer’s Market programs, vaccines, and vital records.

 

Additional Cabinet in Your Community events will take place throughout the year in locations around the state.