2021 Grant County Day

Everything you need to know about the 2021 Grant County Day Virtual Event

Grant County business leaders, local governments and legislative forum presenters meet with state executive and legislative leadership as well as cabinet secretaries throughout the virtual event.

The Grant County Day agenda is formed from the presentations made during the December 3, 2020 Legislative Communications Forum.


Check back often to see updated information!

2021 Priorities

  • Local Government
    • Fund Capital Outlay Needs, Water and Wastewater Projects, Support Colonias Funding and Support Rural Initiatives.
  • Higher and Public Education
    • Sustain Operational Funding, Support Infrastructure and Programs.
  • Economic Development and Rural Investment
    • Fund Broadband Initiatives and Support Sustainable Efforts.
  • Community Health
    • Fund and Support Initiatives to address Pandemic Induced Needs like Mental Health.


These sessions will be hosted via Zoom Virtual Webinars. The Prospectors Team Leaders will lead the sessions with invited guests (panelists) through invitations to the webinar.

***Attendees will be in listen only mode.*** You will be required to register. Links in the session info below.

Think of webinars like a lecture hall or auditorium. Webinars are ideal for large audiences and events that are open to the public. Typically, webinar attendees do not interact with one another. Though Zoom provides options for you to get more social with your attendees, your average webinar has one or a few people speaking to an audience.

Zoom website

All sessions will be available here as recorded sessions on Grant County Day, February 3. They will be shared here after completion.



February 2 at 2 pm | Carmen Morin, DFA

Team leaders for this session are Priscilla Lucero and Cynthia Bettison. Attendees – register in advance for this webinar:

Recorded Session:

Passcode: $55barw#

Early Childhood Education & Care Department

February 2 at 2 pm | Elizabeth Groginsky, Cabinet Secretary Early Childhood Education

Team leader for this session is Terry Anderson.

Recorded Session:

No Passcode needed! Thank you Michael Acosta at WNMU for facilitating this session.


Grant County Day Kickoff

February 3 from 9 to 10:20 am

Join Legislators, Prospectors, Community Leaders, Forum Presenters and county residents for presentations dedicated to Grant County.

This session will feature presentations from local Legislators Senator Siah Hemphill, Representatives Rebecca Dow and Luis Terrazas as well as a few words from Lt. Governor Howie Morales. They will be joining us as their schedule allows.

Attendee – register in advance for this webinar:


We will move into a meeting with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham at 10:20 am

Recorded Session:

Passcode: Ly.e*%0F

Higher Education

February 3 at 1 pm | Stephanie Rodriguez Acting Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Higher Education Department

Team leaders for this session are Dr. Joseph Shepard and Julie Morales

Attendee – register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hP6gAyEcS7SqezApZONfgA

Recorded Session:

Passcode: 0$F#Ucy6


February 3 at 2 pm | Secretary Keyes and Deputy Secretary Clark

Team leaders for this session are Priscilla Lucero and Steven Chavira

Attendee – register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5l-Y_Lc5TsCbpIeObNhc8w

Recorded Session:

Passcode: @z3!#HBT

Community Health

February 3 at 4:30 pm | Tracie C. Collins, M.D., Cabinet Secretary-Designate Dept. of Health

Team Leaders for this session are Kathie Hunt, Evangeline Zamora and Dan Otero

Attendee – register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_l_eveGRsQyGPkRDJjA-VvQ

Recorded Session:

Passcode: myY39Sf#


Feb 3 at 5:30 pm – Hosted by SCGC Chamber of Commerce

Masters of Ceremony: Curtis Clough and Steven Chavira


Meeting ID: 837 4332 2818 | Passcode: 319592

Dial by your location: +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) | +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)


  • February 3, 2021 – Virtual Kickoff

    Join us from 9 am to 11 am to hear from Legislative Leadership.

    Grant County Legislators: Lt. Governor Howie Morales, Senator Siah Hemphill, Representative Rebecca Dow, Representative Luis Terrazas.

    Senate and House Leadership Special Guests (T.B.D)

  • February 2 – First meetings underway with Local Governments and Early Childhood Education.

  • January 19 – Recap of progress on setting up meetings. 55th Legislative Session starts online at noon.

  • January 11 – Team Leaders and Visits Set

    Team Leaders were assigned and Cabinet Secretaries were set to correlate to the four Grant County Priorities.

  • December 17, 2020 – Priorities Set

    Prospectors reviewed presentations from the Forum and set the priorities for the 2021 Grant County Day at the Roundhouse.

  • December 3, 2020 – Communications Forum

    Grant County entities presented their needs to local legislators in a virtual Forum.

55th New Mexico Legislature – “Items of Interest”

Session starts at noon on January 19 – events will be posted at www.nmlegis.gov

Virtual Roundhouse New Mexico by the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce – virtualroundhousenm.com

Prospectors Logo

Grant County Prospectors: Hosts

Western New Mexico University: Media and Financial Sponsor

Town of Silver City: Financial Sponsor

PNM: Financial Sponsor

Silver City Regional Association of Realtors: Media Sponsor

Freeport-McMoRan: Financial Sponsor

Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce: Sponsor

Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments: Sponsor

For more information: kim@silvercityrealtors.org or 575-538-2665