Mayoral Candidate, District 2 Commissioner and presently the Mayor Pro tempore, Nadia Sikes was the first of the mayoral candidates to provide a resume and answer the candidate questionnaire sent to the mayoral candidates for the upcoming Alamogordo Municipal election.
The Latin term “pro tempore” means “for the time being,” so the title of mayor pro tempore which is the secondary title of District 2 Commissioner Nadia Sikes wears on occasion. Basically, if the Mayor is out of town, sick, or simply unavailable or unable to preside and run the city commission meetings or appear on behalf of the city Nadia Sikes serves as the Mayor Pro tempore or as the “place-holder” in Mayor Boss’s absence.
Ballots for this upcoming municipal election will be mailed out soon and early voting begins on October 5th, 2021 for the November election.
Getting to know the candidates is the responsibility of every able bodies citizen. Patriotism includes informed decision making and active participation in the election process.
AlamogordoTownNews.com has sent questions to the candidates and invited the candidates to host a meet and greet during the month of October. Nadia Sikes has been the first of the candidates for mayor to complete our request.
This article is an outline of her resume as presented by her as her qualifications for the position of Mayor of Alamogordo.
Nadia Sikes moved to Alamogordo 17 years ago when her husband, Aaron, was stationed at Holloman Air Force Base. Her career included marketing and sales with IBM, marketing for skilled nursing facilities and working for the National Public Radio stations in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Wichita Falls, Texas.
Community involvement is important to her and she says her involvement enables her to ‘keep my finger on the pulse of the community’ and better understand the needs of Alamogordo.
Her Community involvement per her and outlined in her public profile includes…
- Alamogordo City Commission, District 2, since 2012
- Member, Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee
- Member, GCRMC Community Advisory Committee
- Member, LULAC Council 8095
- Member, NAACP
- Member, Otero County Community Health Council
- Member, Prescription Drug Overdose Committee
- Member, Southern NM Public Lands Alliance
- Member, ZIA Board
- Member, Secretary, COPE (Center of Protective Environment) Board
- Patron Board Member, KRWG Public Radio/TV
- President, Friends of the Library
- Voting Member, Otero County Juvenile Justice Board
- Voting Member, Southeast Regional Transportation Planning Organization (SERTPO)
- Voting Member, Southeastern NM Economic Development District
- Transportation Lead with 100% Otero
- Food Insecurity Co-Lead with 100% Otero
- Volunteer each Wednesday with the Otero Hunger Coalition for the curbside meal
She suggests that “Our community is full of dynamic, talented, busy people – people involved in community projects, non-profit organizations, companies, agencies, and institutions – people who make our community such an interesting and great place to live. Every Monday I host a two-hour radio show “Community Corner” on KRSY AM 1230, in which I get to highlight the personalities and events in and around our community. On Wednesday, I host “The Wednesday Show” on KRSY AM 1230 as well. I enjoy our beautiful mountain scenery, working in my yard, keeping up with politics and news and spending time with my husband and our two dogs, Max, and Jaxson.”
Mayor Pro tempore Sikes responses to the multiple candidate questions will be released in a separate article.