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.

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

Prospectors 2014 Issues of Concern Brochure

Each year the Grant County Prospectors create a “Legislative Priorities” brochure as a result of the Legislative Communications Forum held in Grant County.  Click the link below to access the brochure.

2014 Prospectors Legislative Priorities Brochure

2013 Legislative Communications Forum


Monday, December 9, Grant County Prospectors hosted their annual Legislative Communication Forum where Grant County sectors – government, education, non-profit organizations and Healthcare — presented their concerns and capital outlay requests to our area legislators. Pictured are Gila Regional CEO Brian Cunningham presenting to (left to right) Grant County Prospector President Kim Clark, Senator Howie Morales, Representative Rudy Martinez and Representative Dianne Hamilton. The forum results in a notebook for each legislator containing the presenters requests and concerns to be used during the upcoming NM State Legislature. From this Prospectors develop a list of Grant County Issue of Concerns to present at Grant County Day in Santa Fe on January 29, 2014.

2013 Prospectors Forum Agenda

  • 8 am – Networking and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:15 – Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:30 – Legislator’s Remarks
  • 8:45 – Education Presentations
  • 10:10 – Local Government Presentations
  • 11:30 – First section of Non-Profit/Community Presentations
  • 12 noon – Lunch
  • 1 pm – Second section of Non-Profit/Community Presentations
  • 3:10 – Healthcare Presentations
  • 4:30 – Conclusion

Dates to remember…

  • Wednesday, November 20 Legislative Communications Forum Presentation Applications Due
  • Monday, December 9 Legislative Communication Forum at WNMU GRC Auditorium  (8am-5pm)
  • Monday, December 16 Prospectors (CLAC) Set Priorities for Issues of Concern Brochure
  • Sunday, December 29 Room block cut-off date, Inn & Spa @ Loretto for Prospectors and Presenters
  • Monday, January 27 Advance group to Santa Fe to hand deliver invitations
  • Tuesday, January 28 Prospectors and Presenters travel to Santa Fe and hold logistics meeting
  • Wednesday, January 29 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.

2013 Legislative Communications Forum Packet

The Grant County Prospectors are pleased to announce our annual Legislative Communication Forum.

The Prospectors created this Forum at the request of local Legislators for the purpose of creating an opportunity for you to have an open dialogue with them about community needs and projects. It is important for your organization to present and get your projects in the Grant County Needs and Project Notebook that Prospectors generate as a result of this Forum. Our legislators utilize this resource book throughout the Legislative session!

Important dates:
  •  Thursday, November 20thApplication Deadline to reserve a presentation time slot in the Forum. Drop off at SWNM COG or send by email to
  •  Monday, December 9th - 8 am to 3 pm – Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum WNMU – Besse Global Resource Center Auditorium – 12th and Kentucky St, Silver City, NM 

Below is the link for the packet. It includes the cover letter, the application and the topic questions.

2013 Prospectors Forum Packet

New Mexico Legislators – Mark Your Calendar!

Grant County Prospectors Annual Reception - Santa Fe

Grant County Prospectors Annual Reception – Santa Fe

Prospector Activities

The Prospectors have set the dates for their legislative timeline for 2013/2014. The first event will be the Capital Outlay workshop hosted by the Southwest Council of Governments on October 30th at 9 am.  Applications to present at our Legislative Forum will be available at the workshop.  Presentation applications are due by November 20th.  The Annual Legislative Communication Form will be held on Thursday, December 5 *, 2013 starting at 8 am at the WNMU GRC Auditorium.  The CLAC will set their priorities for their Issues of Concern brochure on December 9, 2013. 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 29, 2014.

*Note: due to scheduling conflicts with two of our Legislators the date was changed to Monday, December 9th.

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