Councilor Yvette Padilla

Yvette Padilla is 53 years old and is a lifetime resident of Belen.  She was appointed to Councilor by Mayor Robert Noblin to serve out the remainder of his two year City Council term.  Yvette retired from the City of Belen after more than 25 years of service where she worked at the Belen Public Library, Finance and Administration Department, Dispatcher with the … Read More

Steven L. Holdman, Councilor

Steven L. Holdman is a Councilor for the City of Belen. He was elected in November of 2021. Since 2020, Councilor Holdman has worked as the Administrative Pastor of Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley (CCRGV) in Belen, New Mexico, where he performs administrative and ministry functions. He brings a wide range of experience to his role as Councilor, having served … Read More

Robert C. Noblin, Jr., Mayor

Robert C. Noblin, Jr. is 44 years old and originally from Fredericksburg, Virginia. He has been a resident of New Mexico since 2005.  Robert began playing piano at age 4, and his talent is used largely in church. He is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, GA. Robert enjoys playing the piano, karaoke, and being involved … Read More

Ronnie Torres, Councilor, Mayor Pro-Tem

Councilor Ronnie Torres is one of Belen’s most renowned public servants. Having served as a councilor from 1996-1998, then being elected Mayor and serving for over 12 years he has dedicated his time and energy into Belen. He’s a local businessman and enjoys his time as a stylist. He is very involved in the community, Volunteers with multiple organizations and … Read More

Danny Bernal Jr , Councilor – Mayor Pro Tem

“Mayor Pro Tem Danny Bernal Jr. is a City Councilor of Belen, New Mexico. He is the youngest member elected to the city council in the city’s history. He was elected November of 2019 at the age of 21. He is the youngest member to be elected Mayor Pro Tem at 23. Mayor Pro Tem Bernal also works full-time as … Read More

Robert Noblin, Councilor

Robert C. Noblin, Jr. is 42 years old and originally from Fredericksburg, Virginia. He has been serving the needs of others in funeral service since high school. He moved to New Mexico in 2005 to purchase his business, Noblin Funeral Service & Crematory, now the largest provider of funeral and cremation services in Valencia County. Robert is a member of … Read More

Frank F. Ortega, Councilor

Frank F. Ortega Sr. is a lifetime resident of Belen retired from the Belen Consolidated Schools where he spent nearly 45 years as Maintenance Director. Councilor Ortega spent ten years as Belen Fire Chief with 21 years’ service to the department. He served during the Vietnam era as a member of the United States Marine Corps from 1970-73 and Army … Read More