Clovis broker tabbed by governor

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer

Clovis real estate broker Gayla Brumfield has been hand-picked to assist Gov. Bill Richardson transition to his second term.

Brumfield, a small business owner and former Clovis city commissioner, will serve as co-chairman on Richardson’s transition committee alongside Ambassador Edward Romero, former U.S. Ambassador to Spain.

Brumfield said she was both thrilled and shocked when she was selected to serve on the transition committee.

“It is very exciting,” she said. “Our goal is to help the governor prepare for his upcoming term.”

The committee was formed to evaluate the governor’s administration and make recommendations for his second term that begins Jan. 1, according to a news release from the governor’s office and a spokesperson.

One of the tasks Brumfield and other committee members will undertake is to help develop Richardson’s team for the next four years, Brumfield said.

Richardson said he is asking the transition committee to take a fresh look at his administration and recommend improvements that will allow them to continue their progress, according to the release.

Brumfield said the committee has already held one meeting to “get organized.”
“We (transition committee) have a short time period to make recommendations,” Brumfield said. “Our deadline is Dec. 1.”

The 50-member committee includes five subcommittees to focus on various key areas, according to the Los Alamos Monitor.