Janell Whitlock


 Janell Whitlock has been a resident of Carlsbad since 1957.  Starting with the Chamber of Commerce in 1968, she has worked with the potash industry, City of Carlsbad, and was a business owner.  Her public service career began as a Court Administrator leading into her 18 ½ year position as Municipal Court Judge.  She "retired".  And, then was elected as County Commissioner for four years.  She "retired" again.  Then became Director of Retirement for the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce; a position she currently holds. 

 Her many volunteer activities included President of New Mexico Municipal Judges Association, President of New Mexico Court Clerks Association, President of New Mexico Business & Professional Women's Organization, New Mexico Association of Counties Board of Directors and President of Carlsbad Altrusa Club. 

 Janell is currently Vice President of the Carlsbad Medical Center Board of Trustees, Vice President of the Carlsbad Community Foundation, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Permian Basin Regional Training Center.  She is also a member of Kiwanis, Carlsbad Rotary, First United Methodist Church, and PEO.

 Among the awards Janell has received are the New Mexico Outstanding Woman of the Year, Elks Distinguished Citizen of the Year, and the Eddy County Bar Association Liberty Bell Award.

 Janell was married to the late Louis Whitlock, has five daughters, 13 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. 



 Richard "Dick" Doss is a native of Carlsbad.  He retired in 2008 after a 33-year career in banking and a lifetime of service.  Mr. Doss states, "Now is the right time for me to serve the Carlsbad Community.  We need people with the time and experience to be able to make a difference.  I can't think of any better way to give something back to a community that has been my home virtually my entire life".

 Doss has worked to protect children, promote good health and provide services for disadvantaged members of our community.  Among the organizations he has served are the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), the United Way of South Eddy County, the Boy Scouts of America, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and Carlsbad Girls Softball league.  He is a past president of the Downtown Lions, for which he received the prestigious Melvin Jones Award, and past president of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce in 1991 where he was able to apply his experience in business and banking to such projects as the first Christmas on the Pecos. 

 Richard W. Doss