NM Governor to Attend Border Conference

SANTA FE, N.M. – Gov. Susana Martinez will be traveling to Mexico for this year's meeting of governors of U.S. and Mexican border states.

The Border Governors Conference begins Wednesday in Ensenada, Baja California. Representatives from California, Arizona, Texas and several Mexican border states will participate.

Martinez will serve as vice chair of this year's event.

The conference will focus on numerous issues, including economic development, border security, education and natural resources.

Last year's meeting in Arizona was canceled because of a boycott over that state's immigration law. Mexican governors then attended a meeting held in New Mexico by then-Gov. Bill Richardson.

New Mexico is slated to host the 2012 Border Governors Conference in Albuquerque next fall.