Orlando A. Jacquez, Administrative Assistant to the Treasurer’s Office

Phone: 505-867-7640


For Immediate Release

Date: May 15, 2023




Two area high school students will be selected through an essay contest


Bernalillo, N.M., May 15—Sandoval County Treasurer Jennifer A. Taylor announced today that her office is offering a Junior County Treasurer program for two Sandoval County high school students (one junior and one senior). The selected candidates will have an opportunity to experience firsthand how local government, specifically the Treasurer’s Office, works. This free-of-charge program will be held concurrent with the Fall 2023 school semester.

While participating in the program, the Junior County Treasurers will learn how the County:


  • Collects property taxes,
  • How the money collected is allocated to various groups such as DWI, Fire & 911 Services, Libraries, Public Safety, Senior Program, Roads & Infrastructure, Landfill, Detention Center, and
  • Basic customer services skills as the Treasurer’s Office works with the public and for the


Curriculum requirements are:


  • Attendance at a County Commission Meeting,
  • Attendance at a Board of Finance Meeting,
  • Attendance at a Sandoval County Investment Committee Meeting,
  • Attendance at a County-sponsored community event, and
  • Participation in a mock Board of Finance


Upon completion of these activities, each Junior County Treasurer receive a Plaque of Recognition at a County Commission Meeting. Ms. Taylor points out that participation in such a program is an excellent addition to a student’s resume or higher education application.

How to Apply for the Program


Interested students must submit a short essay (500 words or less) that explains why they would like to participate in the program. A panel of three will review all the submitted essays and select two Junior County Treasurers. Essays are due Friday, September 1, 2023 by 5:00 p.m., and the two selected candidates will be announced Friday, September 15, 2023. Please email essays in PDF format to Treasurer Taylor at If you have any questions, please contact Orlando A. Jacquez,

Administrative Assistant to the Treasurer’s Office, at 505-867-7579 or


Sandoval County, the fastest-growing county in New Mexico, encompasses 3,714 square miles of diverse geography and has a population of approximately 151,000 people. It includes the incorporated municipalities of Bernalillo, Cuba, Corrales, Jemez Springs, Rio Rancho, San Ysidro, and the Town of Cochiti Lake as well as numerous unincorporated communities, and all or portions of 12 Indian Pueblos and Tribal Nations. For more information, visit



Jennifer A. Taylor, Sandoval County Treasurer