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Staff Bio

Mara Salcido

Mara Salcido
Bilingual Business Consultant and Trainer, Hobbs

A Lovington native, Salcido received her Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech University in 2013. During her undergrad at Texas Tech University, she was actively involved in the Environmental Science Study Abroad Program. She spent five years learning how to create and develop efficient water and land management plans by traveling and working with colleagues in China, Brazil, Ethiopia, and the British Virgin Islands.   However, she changed her graduate degree upon finding her love for economic development. Mara received her Master of Business in Public Administration from the University of the Southwest. She has experience in grant writing and has successfully brought in over $400,000 in grants for Lovington’s community. As the executive director of Lovington MainStreet, she led the development of the Local Innovators Institute, an entrepreneur program designed to reduce the risk of starting a restaurant. Salcido is currently working on her DBA in Leadership and Organization Development. Mara serves on the Lovington School Board as the vice president and is the youngest Hispanic woman to serve. She is fluent in Spanish. Mara Salcido has a love for Southeast New Mexico and hopes to assist her community moves forward.