New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards 2002
Recognizing Those Committed to Making a Difference
Nancy L. Robertson
A resident of Raton since 1957, Nancy L. Robertson is an invaluable asset for the City of Raton and the people of northeastern New Mexico through her volunteerism, knowledge of the area, and willingness to lend a hand.

She is president of the New Mexico Scenic Byways Markers Committee and a member of the State Historical Society. She has served on the Menaul School Library Board and serves on many committees including the:

  • Extraterritorial Zoning Commission, and
  • Raton Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
Her knowledge of the history of the Raton area is well known throughout the state. Even the State Highway Department has consulted her. Because she is adept at finding records in libraries and county courthouses, she often receives requests for assistance by the Raton Chamber of Commerce, the public library, and local churches.
In 1976, she worked to identify history houses and buildings in Raton as a special bicentennial project. She also helped create and write a 'Walking Tour of Historic First Street in Raton."
During the 1970s, she photographed and catalogued dozens of rock sites and thousands of petroglyphs for the Museum of New Mexico's Laboratory of Anthropology.
A former member of the Raton Choral Society, Robertson helped for years with the Story Hour at the public library. She was an active member of the American Association of University Women.
For the past 45 years, she has worked to support the state and its young people, history, economy, environment, and tourism.