REGIONAL ACEQUIA ASSOCIATIONS
The Congreso de las Acequias, the governing body of the New Mexico Acequia Association, is a federation of regional delegates. The delegates to the Congreso can come from two types of regions:
Type 1 Region: This type of Region has an established regional acequia association. This type of region has automatic representation on the Congreso de las Acequias. The number of delegates depends on the number of acequias in that regional association. Each regional acequia association names its own delegates by completing a Type 1 Membership Form. Then those delegates are affirmed at the annual meeting of the Congreso de las Acequias and those delegates remain in place until the regional acequia association names new delegates.
Type 2 Region: This type of Region does not have an organized regional acequia association. However, these regions are recognized for purposes of representation. A Type 2 region can have only one delegate. A region can name a delegate by completing a Type 2 membership form. Then the delegate is affirmed at the annual meeting of the Congreso de las Acequias. The term for a Type 2 delegate is one year.