Treasurer, Ports-to-Plains Alliance
Mayor Pro-tem, Town of Clayton
Coby Beckner, Mayor Pro-tem for Town of Clayton, New Mexico began his service on the Ports-to-Plains Board of Directors in October, 2012. After 15 years of college and high school coaching and teaching throughout Nebraska (Scottsbluff), New Mexico (Moriarty, Farmington, and Clayton), and Texas (Texline, Glen Rose, Houston), Coby returned to his hometown of Clayton, NM in the year 2000 where he served as the head boys basketball and football coach, world history teacher and athletic director for Clayton Public Schools. In 2006, he joined his older brother in his father's 30 year old family business at Union County Insurance Agency. Since that time, Coby has served on the Clayton Main Street Board, was involved with the Clayton Rotary Club, and was elected as Trustee on Town of Clayton Council in 2008, was re-elected in 2012 and currently serves as Mayor Pro-tem.
Coby graduated from Lubbock Christian University in 1986 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education. Coby and wife Sharla have been married going on 26 years and are blessed with three grown children - Korey, Tanner, and Britney; and two grandsons - Bo Curtis and Kollin. Coby is passionate about competitive bass fishing, fly fishing, golf, and spending quality time with family and friends at their cabin in the mountains and property at Ute Lake.
"Clayton sits in an ideal location on the Ports-to-Plains Corridor as a crossroads for those moving products or those heading to Colorado and/or the New Mexico mountains on vacation. The traffic has increased substantially as a result of our relationship with Ports-to-Plains and stands to only improve with the recent completion of Hwy 64/87 from Dalhart, TX to Raton, NM and the future development to a Super Two US hwy 87 between Dumas and Hartley."
"I love everything about Ports-to-Plains....the dynamic leadership, the mission, the emphasis on safety and economic development, the conviction of the participants, and the vision...especially the vision; and I'm very excited about the future of the Alliance, Union County and the Town of Clayton's continued support and relationship with Ports-to-Plains."