Grant County Prospectors

The prospectors are a group of business leaders whose purpose is to educate policy makers and community members about the economic, community development and legislative needs in Grant County.

2014 Forum Agenda by Sector


2014 Forum Application Packets Now Available

The application packets to present at the 2014 Grant County Prospector’s Legislative Communications Forum were made available at this morning’s ICIP Workshop held at the Southwest Council of Governments. The packets were also emailed out to the 2013 forum presenters.

2014_Prospectors_Forum_Packet (PDF)

Any questions, please contact Kim Clark at 575-538-2665.

Prospectors Set Legislative Timeline

The Grant County Prospectors have set the dates for their legislative timeline for 2014/2015. The first event will be the Capital Outlay Workshop hosted by the Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments (SWNM COG) on October 22, 2014, at 10 am held in the City Hall Annex, 2nd Floor Conference Room. To register for this free workshop, contact the COG office at 575-388-1509.

Applications to present at the Legislative Communications Forum will be available at the workshop. This forum provides an open dialogue between state lawmakers and the local governments, organizations, businesses and people who make up their districts. Presentations come from many sectors: Local Governments including water districts, Education, Healthcare, Non-Profit, and Regulatory Issues. Presentation applications are due by November 18th.

The Annual Legislative Communication Form will be held on Tuesday, December 2, starting at 8 am at the Western New Mexico University Global Resource Center Auditorium. From theses presentations the Prospectors Community Legislative Action Committee (CLAC) on December 8th will set the priorities to be included in an Issues of Concern brochure. The members of the Grant County Prospectors, forum presenters, business partners and community members will travel to Santa Fe for Grant County Days at the Legislature and Prospector Forum to be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2014.

For more information about these Grant County Prospectors events, contact Kim Clark, CLAC Chair, at (575) 538-2665.

Left to right: Dr. Cynthia Bettison, Dr. Magdaleno Manzanarez, Julia Morales, Bruce Ashburn, Kim Clark, Evangeline Zamora, Arlene Schadel, and Mary Hotvedt. Photo by Laura Howell.

Captital Outlay Workshop

A capital outlay workshop will be held on October 22, 2014 at 10:00 am at the City Hall Annex 2nd Floor Conference Room. In addition, Jim Barentine will give a short presentation on CES (Cooperative Educational Services).

Please RSVP as soon as possible.


Priscilla C. Lucero
Executive Director
SWNM Council of Governments
P.O. Box 2157
Silver City, NM 88062
575.388-1500 FAX

Fall 2014 Prospectors Timeline…

Timeline checklist:

  • Wednesday, October 22nd    Workshop – Protocol/Legislative Process and Capital Outlay @ SWCOG
  • Wednesday October 22nd     Legislative Communications Forum Packets Available and sent to previous presenters
  • Tuesday, November 18th       Legislative Communications Forum Presentation Applications Due
  • Tuesday, December 2nd        Legislative Communication Forum at WNMU GRC Auditorium (8am-5pm)
  • Wednesday, January 28th     Grant County Day at the Legislature and Prospector Reception – Reception: 5:30 pm, Inn & Spa @ Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

Prospectors Hosted the Leglisative Behavioural Health Subcommittee

Many thanks to the Grant County Prospectors and WNMU for hosting today’s Legislative Behavioral Health Subcommittee- thanks Sen. Howie Morales, Rep. Rudy Martinez, Laura Howell, Julie Morales, Kim Clark, Kathy Hunt, Mary Hotvedt, Terry Anderson- your hard work is much appreciated and does not go unnoticed. (Via Holley Hudgins)10475831_295881813942065_5483782177405484707_n

The Prospectors Hosted the NM Military and Veteran’s Affairs Committee

The Grant County Prospectors hosted the August 25, 2014 meeting of the New Mexico Military and Veteran’s Affairs Committee.

The Prospectors and Western New Mexico University held a welcome reception on Sunday evening to welcome Legislators, Staffers and guests. The morning of the meeting Gila Regional Hospital provided breakfast for the meeting attendees, and the Vietnam Veterans of Chapter 358 provided lunch for the committee.


Top photo: Dr. Joseph Shepard and Kelly Clark of WNMU talk about higher ed programs for Veterans. Bottom photos: Members of the Interim Committee along with Co-Chair Representative, Rudy Martinez and committee member, Representative Dianne Hamilton.

Thank you…

The Grant County Prospectors owe a huge thank you to our Santa Fe event sponsors:

  • Town of Silver City
  • Western New Mexico University
  • AmBank
  • 1st New Mexico Bank of Silver City
  • Engineers Inc.
  • Freeport-McMoRan
  • Gila Regional Medical Center
  • Native Air, Air Methods Corp.
  • PNM
  • WNM Communications
  • Billy’s BBQ
  • New Mexico Gas Co.
  • Prudential Silver City Properties
  • Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce
  • Souder, Miller and Associates
  • Rydeski & Co.
  • Gila Economic Development Alliance
  • Grant County Democratic Party
  • Charlie Alfero
  • United Country Mimbres Realty – Cissy McAndrew
  • Friends of Prospectors

Our event would not have been successful without your sponsorship!

We are headed to the state capitol with goodies…

2014 legislative goodie

2014 legislative goodie

CLAC Planning Meeting

CLAC Planning Meeting

Grant County Prospectors- busy preparing for our trip to the legislature. Grant County Day- Jan. 29, 2014. Many thanks to Julie Morales, Kim Clark, Laura Howell, Holley Hudgins, Cynthia Bettison, Jack Brennan, Evangeline Zamora, Terry Anderson, Bruce Ashburn, Pricilla Lucero and Mike Trujillo

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