Oil Company Environment and Safety Specialist, Teacher
Commissioner Minter retired from Chevron after 25 years
as a specialist in Environment, Safety, Fire and Industrial Hygiene.
Working for Chevron was a great experience; very challenging and so
diverse. She worked in research, corporate staff, marketing, oil and gas,
refining and finally overseas in Kazakhstan. Commissioner Minter fell in
love with New Mexico while working for marketing, when her territory covered
the New Mexico asphalt and gasoline terminals and stations. Her husband had
lived in Roswell while his Dad was stationed at Walker Air Base. So, they
moved to Alto in 2003 after she retired.
Commissioner Minter served on the Bellaire, Texas
Planning and Zoning Commission for four years. Bellaire was evolving,
tearing down the 1940s bungalows and replacing them with McMansions. The
Commission wrote a comprehensive plan and struggled to balance the needs of
new and old. She also completed the nine month Leadership 20/20 forums, the
Southwest Houston equivalent to Leadership Lincoln.
Commissioner Minter was born and raised in Portland,
Oregon. Her Dad was a carpenter and her Mom a homemaker. She was the
fourth of five children, the first in her family to earn a bachelorís degree
from Oregon State University.
∑ Commissioner Minter is a member of the Bonito Volunteer Fire Department and serves as the Public Information Officer.
∑ She has also served on fire and water committees for the Ranches of Sonterra Property Ownersí Association, helping to control weeds and educate property owners on measures to prevent and mitigate wild land fires, including defensible space.
Commissioner Minter maintains her Certified Safety
Professional credential from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
She is a member of the New Mexico Chapter of the American Society of Safety
Engineers, serving as the newsletter editor for three years.
Hobbies and Interest
For R&R, Commissioner Minter enjoys knitting, gardening, reading and hiking. Her mother taught her how to knit when she was eight and she has fallen in love with all the beautiful wool and natural fiber yarns. She loads up at the Taos Wool Festival each year. She enjoys making items for charities and fundraisers.