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.

Capital Outlay Workshop

We will be holding a capital outlay workshop a little earlier this year so that it will allow you to make sure projects are included in the Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan.

Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plans are due in September and this workshop will serve as a refresher on what is eligible and how to submit a request.  Please feel free to forward to interested persons.

Below are the details:

Capital Outlay Workshop from 9:00 – 12:00 – August 4, 2016

City Hall Annex 2nd Floor Conference Room

1203 N. Hudson

Silver City, NM  88061

Please RSVP to me if you plan on attending.   Feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

Please do not park in bank parking lot.  You may park on side streets or the parking area caddy corner to the annex.

Priscilla C. Lucero
Executive Director
SWNM Council of Governments
P.O. Box 2157
Silver City, NM  88062
575.388.1509
575.388-1500 FAX
www.swnmcog.org

Our “Top Topics” brochure for 2016 Grant County Day

As the Grant County Prospectors gear up for Grant County Day at the Legislature on February 3, 2016 we would like to share our “Top Topics” brochure. This document was previously titled our issues of concern brochure. The topics covered are forwarded from the annual Forum that was held in December of 2015 for our local Legislators. The Prospectors help these local governments and community organizations advocate on behalf of their needs. The brochure is in a printable PDF format.

Grant County Prospectors – 2016 Top Topics Brochure

 

Grant County Day Kick-Off Party – Silver City

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The 2015 Prospectors Legislative Forum

The Legislative Communications Forum was held by the Grant County Prospectors on Thursday, December 3rd at the WNMU Light Hall. This forum is an annual  opportunity for local governments and entities to present their legislative priorities to Legislators. The Prospectors then chose community projects and priorities to advocate for while in Santa Fe for Grant County Day which will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

Bruce Ashburn, Prospectors’ president, served as moderator for the annual Legislative Communication Forum for the area legislators, who are Rep. Dianne Hamilton, District 38; Sen. Howie Morales, District 28; and Rep. John Zimmerman, District 39.

Pictured are Grant County Planner Anthony Gutierrez and Grant County Manager Charlene Webb outlining their 2016 Legislative Priorities.

2015_Forum

Press Coverage:

Prospectors Timeline

Here is a timeline for our Prospector Legislative events:

  • Thursday, December 3rd – Grant County Prospectors Legislative Communications Forum – WNMU Light Hall – 8 am to 5:00.
  • Monday, December 7th – Set priorities for Issues of Concern brochure (CLAC).
  • Thursday, January 14th – Grant County Days Kickoff – Prospector Party – Little Toad Brewery – 5:00 to 7:00.
  • Tuesday, February 2nd – Grant County Days Logistics Meeting – La Fonda – Santa Fe Room 5:30 to 6:30.
  • Wednesday, February 3rd – Grant County Day at the Legislature – Roundhouse – 8 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, February 3rd – Grant County Prospectors Reception – La Fonda North Ballroom – 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Any questions contact Kim Clark 575-538-2665 or Bruce Ashburn 575-590-2288.

 

Prospectors Forum Application

The Application Packet for the 2015 Grant County Prospector’s Legislative Communications Forum that will be held on Thursday, December 3rd at WNMU’s Light Hall has been sent to the 2014 presenters.

The Prospectors created this Legislative Communication 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. Your packet and presentation will be included in their notebooks for the 2016 Legislative Session.

The (PDF) packet is comprised of a cover letter, an application page and a topic questions page. The application page and the topic questions page have also been provided as a (Word) document you can use to fill out.

The cover letter will provide information regarding submission of the packet as well as pertinent dates and times. Thursday, November 12th is the application deadline to reserve a presentation time slot in the Forum

If you would like a application packet, or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 575-538-2665 or kim@silvercityrealtors.org.

Thank you,

Kim Clark

Grant County Prospectors

Community Legislative Action Committee (CLAC)

NM LESC met in Silver City

The New Mexico Legislative Education Study Committee met in Silver City this morning, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at the Western New Mexico University J. Cloyd Miller Library. The sessions continued in the afternoon and will resume Friday morning.

Bruce Ashburn, Grant County Prospectors’ president, welcomed back those legislators who have attended prior committee meetings in Silver City and welcomed those for whom it was a first visit. “This is the third time we have hosted a legislative interim committee meeting this year. We hope you will take time to visit our downtown.” He explained the mission of the Prospectors.

“We thank you for choosing Silver City for your meeting,” Ashburn concluded.

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Read more below…

Via Grant County Beat Online – By Mary Alice Murphy

ERDC Interim Committee Visit

Economic and Rural Development Committee – visited Silver City on Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

Articles are from http://www.grantcountybeat.com

2015 Interim Committee Visits to Silver City

The Grant County Prospectors are pleased to announce that they, along with other entities in Silver City, will be hosting two New Mexico Legislative Interim Committees in 2015.

Economic and Rural Development Committee – will be in Silver City on Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 15, 2015 – Representative Dianne Hamilton, Vice-Chair, Representative John Zimmerman, Member.

Water & Natural Resources Committee – will be in Silver City on Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

Legislative Education Study Committee – will be in Silver City on Thursday, September 24 and Friday, September 25, 2015 –Senator Howie Morales, Member.

These meetings will be held at Western New Mexico University in the Miller Library.

2015/2016 Prospector Slate of Officers

The proposed slate of officers for the upcoming 2015-2016 year will be put before the membership at our regular membership meeting this Thursday:

  • Bruce Ashburn- President
  • Dave Thomas- 1st Vice President
  • Mischa Larisch- 2nd Vice President
  • William Knuttinen- Treasurer
  • Jade Zamora- Secretary
  • Terry Anderson- Past President

Also –

Prospectors will be taking a little bit of a hiatus from meeting in June and July. We will have our next luncheon meeting on August 20th.

If we get a request to host a NM Legislative Interim Committee this Summer, CLAC (Community Legislative Action Committee) will do our preparations via email.

Also stay tuned!  Prospectors will be hosting an evening get together along with Dr. Shepard, at his home in July. More information at the meeting

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