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.

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 a combination of LIVE and RECORDED events. All sessions will be available on Grant County Day, February 3. Blue meetings are confirmed.

Local Government | Session | Team Leaders: Priscilla Lucero and Cynthia Bettison.

February 2 at 2 pm | Carmen Morin, DFA

Public Education | Session | Team Leaders: Curtis Clough and Wayne Sherwood

Higher Education | Session | Team Leaders: Dr. Joseph Shepard and Julie Morales

Early Education | Session | Team Leader: Terry Anderson.

February 2 at 2 pm (new time) | Elizabeth Groginsky, Cabinet Secretary Early Childhood Education.

Economic Development and Rural Investment | Session | Team Leaders: Priscilla Lucero and Steven Chavira

Community Health | Session | Team Leaders: Kathie Hunt, Evangeline Zamora and Dan Otero.

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

T.B.D | Governor’s Meeting | Team Leader: Curtis Clough

5:30 pm | Social Hour | Masters of Ceremony: Curtis Clough and Steven Chavira



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The Virtual Kickoff Session


  • 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)

  • 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

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

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Additional Sponsors: Silver City Regional Association of Realtors, Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments and Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce.

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