Eluid Martinez, Commissioner,
Bureau of Reclamation, 1995-2001
Eluid Martinez of New Mexico was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate.
A distinguished engineer with extensive experience in water resource planning and flood protection programs, Martinez served in the New Mexico Engineer's Office for the past 23 years, working as the State Engineer and the Secretary of the New Mexico Interstate Council on Water Policy, among other positions.
The first Hispanic American to serve as commissioner in Reclamation's 90+ year history, Commissioner Martinez is a native of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. He received an undergraduate degree in engineering at New Mexico State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor.