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.

All things 2021 Grant County Day

We have set up a dedicated webpage with all of the information and activities relating to the virtual version of Grant County Day. You can view the Priorities, Sessions that are being scheduled, the Timeline, and Items of Interest about the session.

Prospectors Logo

Forum Zoom Link

    Password: GCP2020 – please type your name or organization as you enter the waiting room. Log on early.

NM Capital Project Request Form Training

Source: NM Department of Finance & Administration

All ICIP Training presentations and ICIP Publication are available to view on our ICIP website at

2021 Capital Outlay Project Request Form Training-20201130 2137-1
Monday, November 30, 2020
Play recording (1 hr 26 mins)
Recording password: 8EgFGfyn

December 3 – Forum Agenda

Presenters, Prospectors and Legislators we are holding a rehearsal this evening at 3 pm. If you did not receive the link email

Below is the link to the agenda for Thursday’s Forum.

Link for viewing the Forum on Thursday:

December 3 – Virtual Forum Info

Link for 12/03/20 Viewers only: – Thank you WNMU for the technical support!


* Start at 8 am on December 3rd  – Legislators and presenters will use a Zoom link for the presentations. There will be a separate link using Mediasite for public viewing.

* 3 minute presentations with a possible 6 minute Q&A from Legislators.

* Presenters: If you have provided a slide show we ask that you use only the master slide during your time slot so that you can get through your 3 minute presentation. Time starts as soon as you start speaking. Day of Forum log in 15 minutes early and MUTE yourselves until you are introduced.

* We will be providing application and presentation materials to the Legislators for their notebooks.

* Sectors (tentative)  will be 8:15 am for local governments | 10:35 for Education | 12:15 lunch break | 1:00 pm Education (2nd half) | 1:40 Healthcare | 2:20 Non-Profit/Community Presentations. We will have this firmed up by the rehearsal.

Application Deadline

2020 Legislative Communications Forum

Below is the application to present at the December 3 Forum.

The Forum will be VIRTUAL this year. The deadline to submit your application and all attachments will be November 18.

Save the date for Grant County Day – February 3, 2021. We are still working on plans for this event, which will likely be virtual as well.

Capital Outlay Training – materials

Attached is the presentation for the Capital Outlay training that was held last week. 

Understanding the Legislative Process:
An Overview of Capital Outlay Appropriations

Stevie Olson, Legislative Finance Committee

Questions can be answered by Priscilla C. Lucero, Executive Director, SWNM Council of Governments – 575.388.1509

We Are Meeting

Prospectors are meeting via Zoom. Today’s meeting was full of great information. We are looking to increase membership. If you would like more information, reach out to a Prospector member!

2020 Grant County Day Press

Silver City Daily Press – Written by Geoffrey Plant on January 31, 2020

Another Grant County Day at the New Mexico Legislature has come and gone, and this year more than ever, county entities came together in a show of unity and organization behind the Grant County Prospectors to push for funding and policy that benefits communities in the sometimes forgotten southwest corner of the state.

“We fostered many new relationships with the various state agencies that will lead to new funding opportunities,” said Priscilla Lucero, Prospectors member and executive director of the Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments. “And there was tremendous unity among the people from our county — that was remarked upon by legislators and others on the state level.”

Prospectors, a collaborative group of community leaders who lobby at the state level on behalf of Grant County, attended a variety of Cabinet meetings and impromptu forums Wednesday with representatives from all realms of state government. One of the most productive meetings was with the deputy director of the new Outdoor Recreation Division, a subset of the New Mexico Department of Economic Development. 

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