Raymond currently serves as EPCOG's Governmental Specialist and focuses on intergovernmental relations, public relations, public policy, civic engagement, legislative studies, and economic development.
Raymond started his professional career as a Communication Specialist with the Clovis Police Department and soon went to be a Patrolman, Detective, Commander of the Special Operations Unit and Field Services, to Deputy Chief, then Chief of Police. Raymond served as Interim City Manager of the City of Clovis and was later assigned as City Manager in 2001. After retiring from the City of Clovis, Raymond went on to be the Director of Economic Development with ENMR Plateau, federal contractor with Key-Point Government Solutions, and the Economic & Government Relations Planner with the Eastern Plains Council of Governments before entering his new position as Governmental Specialist.
Current organizations Raymond is associated with and has been involved with include the FBI National Academy Associates NM Chapter (former president), member of the Clovis Economic Incentive Board, NM Police Chiefs Association, City Managers Association, Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, NAACP of Clovis, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Masonic Lodge #40 of Clovis, and the American Legion Post 25, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve ( ESGR, serves as Employer Outreach Director), Advisory Board member of the Clovis Salvation Army, former Board of Directors of United Way of Eastern NM, former Chairman of the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees, 2021 president of the Clovis Umpires Association, and 2021 President of the NM Industrial Development Executives Association (NMIDEA). Raymond has been awarded many honors and recognitions including the United Way Presidential Award, the Dallan Sanders Economic Development Award (twice), Above and Beyond Award from ESGR, the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Heart Award, and the President's Award on Volunteer and Service under former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
A Clovis High School alumnus, Raymond is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, the NM Law Enforcement Academy, and the NM Leadership program. He has attended Eastern New Mexico University, Clovis Community College, and Arizona State University.
A family and community man, Raymond can be found volunteering in his community and enjoying time with his grandchildren.
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