In 1994 Quality New Mexico (QNM) established the New Mexico Quality Awards program. In 2012 the program changed its name to the New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards. Governor Susana Martinez provided a logical time for QNM to make the change with Executive Order 2012-003 Whereas, the State of New Mexico desires to be known as a 'State of Excellence" with its businesses and organizations achieving role model and best in class performance status.
To date, 734 New Mexico organizations have received formal recognition:
Level 4 Zia Award - 14
Level 3 Roadrunner Recognition - 216
Level 2 Piñon Recognition - 504
Vision - what we want to acheive
New Mexico is known as a 'State of Excellence'
Mission - what we do
Drive performance excellence in New Mexico