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Board of Trustees

Mayor Paula Medina

Mayor Medina was born and raised in the town of La Jara. She graduated high school and moved to Denver. She and her husband traveled the United States and eventually made the decision to move back to La Jara in hopes to raise their children in a small-town environment like she was. She currently works as a program’s manager/mediator for a local non-profit, the Center for Restorative Programs. Her father and mother were always very active members of the community and always gave of their time.  When she moved back to La Jara, she felt it was a very natural thing for her to start getting involved with the community. She volunteered for several programs that eventually branched out into her becoming a board member for other non-profits. Her husband had served as a Trustee for La Jara and that is how she got interested in becoming a member herself. Medina is the first woman to be elected as Mayor of the Town of La Jara. Mayor Medina has completed the CML Muniversity Graduate Program, and has currently appointed to the 12th Judicial District Performance Commissions by Governor Polis.  Medina served as Mayor Pro Tem with the Town of La Jara. She appreciates the support of the citizens of La Jara and hopes to serve them well and with good intentions as the first newly elected mayor. 


Pro Tem Austin Valdez

Trustee Valdez has been a resident of La Jara for 54 years. He attended La Jara Elementary, then Centauri Jr. High, and Graduated at Centauri High School. He worked in the North Conejos schools as a school bus technician. He then became a transportation director and retired after 34 years with the school district. He became a Trustee to help the community and see what he could do to help better the Town of La Jara.

Trustee Audrea Rendon 

Trustee Rocky Villagomez

Trustee Margie Wagoner

Trustee Annette Chavez

Trustee Curt Wilson