Bill Denney is a 4th generation Cloudcroft resident and is a 1988 graduate of Cloudcroft High School (Go Bears!). Mr. Denney is an alumnus of Western New Mexico University in SilverCity and the Ocean Corporation in Houston, TX. and the North American Technical College in Pheonix, AZ. Bill has worked for Otero County Electric Cooperative for almost 18years. Throughout the years, he has been extremely active in this community that he loves so much. He was a member of the Cloudcroft School Board for 12 years and served as the President for 10 of those years. Bill has also been on the Village Council for 3 years and currently serves as the Mayor. Bill was a member of the Chamber of Commerce for 2 years and has also served as an Honorary Commander with Holloman Air Force Base for the past 2 years. In 2016, Bill was named the Cloudcroft Citizen of the Year. Bill has been married to his wife, Shawna, for 21 years. Together they have 2 children. Payton (19) graduated from Cloudcroft High School in 2019 and is awaiting training as a Flight Attendant with Mesa Airlines. Carson (17) is graduating in June from the New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe and plans to attend Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania this Fall. In addition to their daughters, Bill and Shawna also have two rotten chocolate labradors, Gibbs and Madi.