Joseph M. Maestas
200 Lincoln Ave
Ph: (505) 955-6815
Councilor Joseph M. Maestas was first elected to the Governing Body in 2014 and is serving his first term, representing District 2.
- Finance Committee
- Public Utilities Committee
- Buckman Direct Diversion Board
- Solid Waste Management Joint Powers Board
Education and Experience
Councilor Maestas was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico and grew up in Santa Cruz, Santa Fe County. His family goes back generations in Northern New Mexico and Santa Fe.
Councilor Maestas is a registered professional engineer in the State of New Mexico and a civil engineer with the Bureau of Reclamation. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of New Mexico and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Arizona State University. He has almost 29 years of engineering experience with the federal government and 10 years of experience as a local elected official. Councilor Maestas has held leadership positions at the national, statewide, regional, and community levels. Most notably, Councilor Maestas served as the President of the New Mexico Municipal League and Hispanic Local Elected Officials, the Hispanic constituency group of the National League of Cities. Joseph led a historic, political movement in Española whereby all governing body positions on the ballots of the 2004, 2006, and 2008 municipal elections were swept by reform candidates. His key accomplishments as Mayor of Española include election and ethics reform; unprecedented investment in public safety and infrastructure; regionalization of public housing and transportation services; and comprehensive budget and organizational reform.
Councilor Maestas served as Chairman of the New Mexico Voices for Children Board of Directors and currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Conservation Voters of New Mexico Board of Directors.
He is married to Martha Vazquez and has a son, Joey.