“We are the 20 Governors of New Mexico’s Pueblo nations, vested in making life better for all our Pueblo people and ensuring that those yet to be born have the same opportunity to experience our customs and traditions just as previous generations have been blessed”


Download a PDF of the 2022 Pueblo Governors List HERE.


Mark Mitchell (Former Governor of Tesuque Pueblo)


Jerome Lucero (Former Governor of Zia Pueblo)


Val R Panteah, Sr. (Governor of Zuni Pueblo)

Pueblo of Acoma

Governor Randall Vicente
1st Lt. Governor Lloyd F. Felipe, Sr.
2nd Lt. Governor Douglas M. Patricio

PO Box 309 Acoma, NM 87034
Phone: (505) 552-6604
Fax: (505) 552-7204

Pueblo of Cochiti

Governor Phillip Quintana
Lt. Governor Dave Gordon

PO Box 70 Cochiti Pueblo, NM 87072
Phone: (505) 465-2244
Fax: (505) 465-1135

Pueblo of Isleta

Governor Vernon B. Abeita
1st Lt. Governor Virgil N. Lucero
2nd Lt. Governor Blane M. Sanchez

PO Box 1270 Isleta Pueblo, NM 87022
Phone: (505) 869-3111
Fax: (505) 869-7596

Pueblo of Jemez

Governor Raymond Loretto
1st Lt. Governor Dominic Gachupin
2nd Lt. Governor Vincent Toya

PO Box 100 Jemez Pueblo, NM 87024
Phone: (575) 834-7359
Fax: (575) 834-7331

Pueblo of Laguna

Governor Martin Kowemy, Jr.
1st Lt. Governor Kenneth Tiller
2nd Lt. Governor David Martinez

PO Box 194 Laguna Pueblo, NM 87026
Phone: (505) 552-6654
Fax: (505) 552-6941

Pueblo of Nambé

Governor Nathaniel S. Porter
Lt. Governor Natividad Herrera

15A Bay Poe, Santa Fe, NM 87506
Phone: (505) 455-4410
Fax: (505) 455-2038

Ohkay Owingeh

Governor Joseph P. Aguino
1st Lt. Governor Michael Cata
2nd Lt. Governor Marcello Povijua

PO Box 1099 San Juan Pueblo, NM 87566
Phone: (505) 852-4400
Fax: (505) 852-4820

Pueblo of Picuris

Governor Craig Quanchello
Lt. Governor Anthony Knitter

PO Box 127 Penasco, NM 87553
Phone: (575) 587-2519
Fax: (575) 587-1071

Pueblo of Pojoaque

Governor Jenelle Roybal
Lt. Governor Rafaela Sanchez

78 Cities of Gold Road Santa Fe, NM 87506
Phone: (505) 455-4500
Fax: (505) 455-0174

Pueblo of San Felipe

Governor Carl Valencia
Lt. Governor Joseph Trancosa

PO Box 4339 San Felipe Pueblo, NM 87001
Phone: (505) 867-3381
Fax: (505) 867-3383

Pueblo of San Ildefonso

Governor Christopher Moquino
Lt. Governor Raymond John Martinez

02 Tunya Po Santa Fe, NM 87506
Phone: (505) 455-2273
Fax: (505) 455-7351

Pueblo of Sandia

Governor Stuart Paisano
Lt. Governor Alex Lujan

481 Sandia Loop Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone: (505) 867-3317
Fax: (505) 867-9235

Pueblo of Santa Ana

Governor Joseph Sanchez
Lt. Governor Emery Leon

2 Dove Road Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004
Phone: (505) 867-3301
Fax: (505) 867-3395

Pueblo of Santa Clara

Governor J. Michael Chavarria
Lt. Governor James Naranjo

PO Box 580 Espanola, NM 87532
Phone: (505) 753-7330
Fax: (505) 753-8988

Pueblo of Santo Domingo

Governor Sidelio Tenorio
Lt. Governor Herman Tenorio

PO Box 99 Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM 87052
Phone: (505) 465-2214
Fax: (505) 465-2688/2215

Pueblo of Taos

Governor Clyde M. Romero, Sr.
Lt. Governor Samuel Gomez

PO Box 1846 Taos, NM 87571
Phone: (575) 758-9593
Fax: (575) 758-4604

Pueblo of Tesuque

Governor Earl Samuel
Lt. Governor Louie Hena

Route 42, Box 360-T Santa Fe, NM 87506
Phone: (505) 983-2667
Fax: (505) 982-2331

Pueblo of Ysleta del Sur

Governor E. Michael Silvas
Lt. Governor Adam Torres

119 S. Old Pueblo Rd. El Paso, TX 79907
Phone: (915) 859-8053
Fax: (915) 859-4252

Pueblo of Zia

Governor Gabriel Galvan
Lt. Governor Bruce Shije

135 Capitol Square Dr. Zia Pueblo, NM 87503
Phone: (505) 867-3304
Fax: (505) 867-3308

Pueblo of Zuni

Governor Val R. Panteah, Sr.
Lt. Governor Carleton R. Bowekaty

PO Box 339 Zuni, NM 87327
Phone: (505) 782-7022
Fax: (505) 782-7202



Pueblo youth play an integral part in the re-emergence of the All Pueblo Council of Governors. We actively weave the youth voice and passion into the solutions we build. They represent our future and the perpetuation of our Pueblo way of life. Based on a conscious and values-based approach, the combination of our Pueblo leadership and our young people can make for extraordinary outcome. It is crucial to acknowledge and find solutions to those things that affect our children’s health, education, racial inequalities and economic security. A crucial ingredient to the long-term sustainability of the APCG is engaging and educating our young people and nurturing them in our way of life.


Land is critical because it is our connection to the Creator, it’s where we harvest medicinal plants and other important resources, and it’s where we gain identity. Our connection to place is at the core of who we are as Pueblo people. Pueblos have long been concerned with the State desiring to take federal trust land into State control.


Language is not only a tool for communication, but it is a major part of Pueblo identity. Language brings customs and traditions alive, allows for verbalization of the Pueblo world view, and it facilitates relevance to our core values, traditions and spirituality. The importance of Pueblo-focused curriculum development is also a key element to understanding our history, and understanding the issues of today, while building faith and inspiration for tomorrow. By creating values-based and relevant Pueblo-focused curriculum, we create an invaluable tool to educate our young people about who they are, and provide a sense of strength through the transfer of knowledge. In the public school system, this strategic and values-based curriculum can be a profound tool in addressing racial inequities that Pueblo students face, especially in today’s high-stakes testing educational landscape.


No longer can we exist in reactive economies, instead, we need to design and build sustainable and productive Pueblo economies. Issues like poverty, higher than average suicide rates among young Native people, health issues like obesity and diabetes continue to plague Pueblo communities. Economic development is a tool that aids in combating these issues and addressing the racial inequity through creating economic opportunities for our diverse communities.


Just as critical as racial inequities are in Native communities, health inequities are equally critical. It is absolutely necessary to address this priority to ensure a healthy start in our young people, and make certain our elders are safe and properly nourished.


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