Richard A. Boss
Mayor Boss was born in Portland Oregon, May 12, 1947. His family moved to Alamogordo in 1955. Richard attended 3rd grade through 12th grade in Alamogordo Public Schools. After graduation from high school, he enrolled in night classes at NMSU-Alamogordo and attended night classes while working in Alamogordo during the day.
He worked as a janitor and photo lab tech at HAFB, while attending NMSU-A and graduated May 13, 1972, with an Associate in Arts Degree. Upon graduation, he moved to Las Cruces and enrolled in NMSU- Las Cruces and graduated with honors, receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, emphasis in accounting January 1974. Upon graduation from NMSU-Las Cruces, he moved to Phoenix, AZ and worked for a national public accounting firm for a year. He then moved to El Paso, Tx and worked for another national public accounting firm.
While in El Paso, Richard passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant exam and became a CPA in both Texas and New Mexico. After a couple of years in El Paso, he moved back to Alamogordo and over a long period of years was an accounting instructor at NMSU-A, a manufacturing CFO, a practicing CPA and most recently a residential home builder.
During his years in Alamogordo as a CPA, he was the NM State Auditor approved auditor for financial audits of the City of Alamogordo, Alamogordo Public Schools, Tularosa Municipal School District, 12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, 12th Judicial District Court and the 12th Judicial District Clerk’s office for multiple years.
Richard has been involved with many non-profit and civic organizations including United Way of Otero County, The Opportunity Center, Center of Protective Environment, Alamogordo-White Sands Rotary Club, Boys and Girls Club, and others.
Richard was elected and served as Mayor for a 2 year period from March 2016 to March 2018. He was re-elected to a 4-year term in March 2018.
His major concerns as Mayor are quality life for the citizens, water availability and quality now and in the future, transparency and fiscal financial responsibility.
Richard’s wife Kim of 33 years is a practicing Enrolled Agent in Alamogordo and has served the community for 35 years in practice and the last 18 in her private practice doing business as Boss Consulting And Tax, LLC.
Mayor Boss and his wife Kim love Alamogordo and the surrounding area. They both take advantage of the opportunity to ride ATVs and motorcycles and go camping in our beautiful mountains and desert. They also enjoy 5 Children, 6 grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.