Juan R. Vigil born in the Extancia Valley, New Mexico in 1943. His education includes a diploma from Moriarty Public School, undergraduate BA at UNM and Masters of Urban Studies from Occidental College, CA. He has over 30 years of executive and managerial experience in urban, state and national public service. Currently retired he served/serves on several boards/commissions including Con Alma Health Foundation, New America School New Mexico and NAS Network, the Albuquerque District, Resource Advisory Council, Bureau of Land Management, Common Cause National Board, All Faiths Receiving Home, ACLU Albuquerque Chapter, National Welfare League, New Mexico Health Policy Committee, and others. He is a former White House Fellow, a National Urban Fellow and participant in the Aspen Fellowship.