Karen L. Montoya
Commissioner - District 1
1120 Paseo De Peralta
P.O. Box 1269
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner Karen L. Montoya represents the state’s most densely populated area, including most of Albuquerque and a portion of Rio Rancho. Before joining the PRC, Commissioner Montoya served two terms as Bernalillo County Assessor, and holds the distinction of being the first woman elected to that office. There, she handled complex property matters related to agricultural valuation, real estate appraisal, commercial valuation and assessment administration, among other things.
Prior to becoming an elected official, Commissioner Montoya was employed as a state-certified appraiser for 15 years, working at the New Mexico Property Tax Division and the Bernalillo County Assessor’s Office. During her time in state and local governments, she was chair of the New Mexico Valuation Protest Board. She also served as chair of the New Mexico Association of Counties Property Tax Task Force from 2008 to 2009, and as vice-chair of the New Mexico Association of Assessing Officers from 2007 to 2009.
Throughout her career, Commissioner Montoya has made it a personal priority to maintain trust, accountability, integrity and transparency at every level. As a member of the PRC, she will continue to bring that high level of service to the people of New Mexico.
Commissioner Montoya is a native New Mexican and a resident of Albuquerque. She has two daughters. She was sworn in as a PRC commissioner on Jan. 1, 2013.
Commissioner Montoya's Staff:
Phone: (505) 827-8015
Karen Montoya is the Commissioner of the 1st District of the Public Regulation Commission.
District 1 is shown as the purple area on the map below.
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