Mayor & Councilors

Mayor Robert Noblin

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 in the Valencia County community.

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Councilor Frank F. Ortega

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.

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Councilor Danny Bernal Jr.

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. He served as Mayor Pro Tem for the 2022 year.

Councilor Bernal also works full-time as the supervisor of assignments at ADC LTD NM. A local New Mexican federal contractor that conducts background investigations.

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Councilor Steven L. Holdman - Mayor Pro Tem

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 in public, private, government and nonprofit organizations.

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Councilor Tracy Armijo

Tracy Armijo is a Councilor for the City of Belen. She was appointed in January 2023.

Councilor Armijo has been employed with Sandia National Laboratories and is currently a Production Planning Control Specialist.  She brings a unique set of skills to her role as Councilor, having worked in the private and public sectors, federal government organizations as well as in the legal field.

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