Welcome from City Council Member Rene Olivo


Rene Olivo
Council Member Rene Olivo

My name is Rene G. Olivo and I am 72 years old. I was born in Harlingen, Texas on February 16, 1936. My wife's name is Elisa and all of our kids are grown. Some live in California and some live in Arizona. I graduated from Harlingen High School in 1955 and attended a junior college for one year. Soon after my wife and I married and I quit the junior college to support my family.

Ruidoso Downs has been my home since I retired in June of 1994 from the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority where I worked for 31 years. I was a supervisor for the Communications Department and supervised thirty-two employees

I was awarded a "Certificate of Achievement" from the Local Government Leadership Program and also received a certificate for completing the "Governance Program" of the Municipal Officials Leadership Institute. I am the first council member of the City of Ruidoso Downs to accomplish this.

I have been a member of the Ruidoso Downs Auxiliary Board since 1995 and was a volunteer for the Ruidoso Downs Fire Department for four years. I am a past member of the Lincoln County D.W.I. Program. Currently I am a member of the Board of Directors for the Lincoln County Juvenile Justice Board. I also enjoy my time with friends in the Ruidoso Downs Boot Scootin' Seniors Line Dancing Club.

On March 8, 2002 I was elected to the City Council of Ruidoso Downs for a four-year term. In March of 2006 I was defeated by six votes and my position went to Dean Holman. I was re-elected to the City Council in March of 2008.

I look forward to providing a better work environment for our employees, cut run away spending, and working to make a safe and clean community so that we have a better place to live. I encourage residents of our city to attend the City Council meetings. With your involvement we can make positive changes and be proud of Ruidoso Downs.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at 575-378-4646

or email: renego@windstream.net

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