VOR Appoints New Emergency Manager

The Village of Ruidoso announced the appointment of Joseph Kasuboski , as the new Emergency Manager during their regular Council Meeting today. The Village conducted an assessment process on September 11th and 13th, which included seven qualified candidates. After the assessment process was complete, Kasuboski finished as the top scoring candidate.

Kasuboski was most recently the Northeast Region Manager with New Mexico State Parks where he is responsible for the protection and preservation of the natural and cultural resources for nine parks. He has worked for New Mexico State Parks since 1999 and has been responsible for emergency management plans, policies and procedures which are followed in the event of any man-made or natural emergency situation. He also managed operational budgets in compliance with state procurement code and all applicable rules, policies and guidelines. He and his wife own A+ Mechem Storage, a small business in Ruidoso that they have operated successfully for the past six years.   

A graduate of New Mexico State University – Carlsbad, Kasuboski has a Bachelors in Criminal Justice, and a Masters of Business Administration-Public Administration from the University of the Southwest. He has extensive training, licenses and certificates including FEMA Incident Command Systems (IS 100, 200, 700, 800) along with Terrorism Response Tactics, Heritage Resource Investigations, First Responders Operating in Rural Terrain, NM Police Officer Certification, Firearms Instructor and Emergency Medical Technician. 

According to Village Manager Debi Lee: “Joe brings a strong administrative background along with 20 years of service in public safety. He has the ability to work collaboratively within the Village departments under the direction of Chief Thetford along with NM Department of Homeland Security Emergency Management. We feel that he is committed to nurture a strong sense of community through emergency preparedness and planning. I am excited about his appointment and feel that he will be a great asset to our Village.”