Stoddard, Daniel

Daniel J. Stoddard



  • United States Coast Guard (1976 – 1980)
  • International Economic Development Council
  • Associates of Arts Degree – Liberal Arts (2003-2006)
  • Leadership New Mexico (2008)

Music Background

  • Event Chair, Clovis Music Festival

Administrative Background

  • Senior Community Services, Inc., Owner and President (2008, 2016)
  • New Mexico Veterans Hope Inn, Project for Homeless Vets (2011- present)
  • Curry County, Commissioner (2008-2012)
  • City of Clovis, Commissioner (2010-2014)
  • Eastern New Mexico Area Workforce Development Board (2008 – 2010)
  • New Mexico Association of Counties, Board of Directors (2009 – 2012)
  • New Mexico Local and State Government Program, Chairman (2012 & 2013)
  • Commissioner of Eastern Regional Housing Authority (2014 – present)

City of Residence

Rio Rancho (previous resident of Clovis)

Commission term

expired May 6, 2017 ~ continues to serve until resignation or termination by the governor


Dan Stoddard has been an active participant in the life of his community, with a particular passion for the diverse music of New Mexico. As the Chair of the Clovis Music Festival from 2004 -2009, Dan brought his extensive business and leadership skills to expand the yearly festival, and was instrumental in making it the premier festival for the matchless Clovis Seventh Street sound. During the course of his leadership, attendance for the three day event grew from 700 per night, to over 2500 a night, with visitors hailing from all parts of the world.

In addition to his various volunteer roles and community service in state and local government and economic development, Dan worked relentlessly as an executive board member of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce’s to preserve and promote the legend of Norman and Vi Petty Studio. Dan has served as the Vice-President of Clovis Chamber of Tourism and Music Festival, Badlands Chair, New Mexico Municipal League Board, and is a Leadership New Mexico Alumni. Dan is honored to serve on the Board of the State of New Mexico Music Commission, continuing his tradition of supporting and promoting the divergent and exceptional musicians and music of New Mexico.