Susan L. Payne

Commissioner Susan Payne

District Three

Phone: 575-491-0211
Term: December 2023
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Susan Payne and her husband moved their family to Alamogordo in January of 1994.  They relocated from California because they wanted to raise their children in a safer environment.  Susan's husband was not new to Otero County as his family was one of the first settlers in Weed, NM back in the mid-1800s.  They love Alamogordo and all that it has to offer.  

"It has been a great place to raise our family and now we get to watch our grandchildren thrive as well.  We enjoy going to our local high school sporting events as well as having the ability to virtually be in any part of our city in just minutes. Most of all we are excited about the future of our city and the direction we are heading. I am serving My first term as city commissioner for District 3 after being elected in March of 2016. I am the Executive Director of Love INC of Otero County, a human services non-profit organization, since 2009. My professional career includes extensive experience in accounting and non-profit management. My previous employment includes working for Mazda Motor of America in Irvine, Ca., Seeds of Life Ministries and the United Way of Otero County here in Alamogordo, NM.  I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Park University.  While I am excited about the work that I have accomplished in my community, I consider my greatest joy to be my beautiful family. My husband Ray and I have been married 32 years and have three children Jessica (husband Julian), Ray Jr. and Kimmy (husband Kobe), plus two grandchildren, Sydney and Dane, whom we are extremely proud of."

Community Involvement

  • Alamogordo Water Committee - Committee Member
  • Community Development Advisory Board - Past Member
  • Community Liaison Committee - MainGate United
  • National Advisory Board - Love INC National
  • Otero County Economic Development Council - Board Member

Awards & Recognitions

  • ITA - Community Service Award
  • Love INC National - Community Service Award
  • State of New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Community Hero Award