The Commercial Resources Division manages State Trust Land to provide the best financial return for trust beneficiaries, primarily through leasing, but also with strategic planning and land exchanges. By working with local governments, the State Land Office assures State Trust Land is developed to support local community goals for housing, mixed-use planned communities, community services and economic development, while at the same time optimizing the land use and revenues for beneficiaries. The revenue earned from commercial leasing is deposited into the maintenance fund for immediate distribution to trust beneficiaries.
Interested applicants should refer to the following State Land Office rules and procedures:
CLYDE WARD, ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR COMMERCIAL RESOURCES
Clyde Ward comes to the State Land Office with a wide range of skills and experience. He was most recently serving in his second term as the San Juan County Assessor. During his 13 years in the Assessor’s Office he served as the Chairman of the Assessors’ Affiliate of the New Mexico Association of Counties and Chairman of the Assessors’ Affiliate legislative committee. Additionally he was serving as the New Mexico Association of Counties President Elect when he decided to come to work at the State Land Office.
He is an adjunct professor with New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service. Providing instruction for best practices and theories associated with governmental management behaviors and strategies.
Clyde was honorably discharged after serving 10 years of active duty in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in the United Kingdom, New Mexico and Hawaii. He is a lifetime resident of New Mexico and enjoys fly fishing and camping.
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Craig Johnson, Director - Commercial Resources Division
Craig Johnson has held the position of Assistant Director of Strategic Planning and Development for the past two years, where he has managed economic development projects. He has also served as professional staff for the state legislature, and has experience in the private sector.
Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics as well as a master’s of business administration from the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque. He entered the Ph.D. program at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln in 2006 to further study political science.
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