2022 Grant County Day

Everything you need to know about the January 26, 2022 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 2, 2021 Legislative Communications Forum at WNMU.

Check back often to see updated information!


2022 Legislative Top Topics

  • Local Government
    • Fund Capital Outlay Needs, Water and Wastewater Projects, Fund Infrastructure Projects and Support Rural/Frontier Initiatives
  • Higher and Public Education
    • Sustain and Expand Operational Funding, Support Infrastructure Funding and Programs
  • Economic Development and Rural Investment
    • Fund Broadband Initiatives and Support Sustainable Rural/Frontier Initiatives
  • Community Health
    • Fund and Support initiatives for Mental Health, Senior Care and Community Health
  • Connection Enhancements
    • Fund and Support community initiatives for Business, Outdoor Recreation and Tourism
  • Click here for the full 2022 Top Topics Brochure These priorities were established, from presentations, after our Forum in December.


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.

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

The schedule below is a DRAFT/TENTATIVE schedule while we work on setting up meetings. Please, check back regularly to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.

Tuesday, January 25

TimeTuesday, January 25, 2022
1 pmPUBLIC EDUCATION SESSION
Kurt Steinhaus, Cabinet Secretary for Public Education Department

Team Leaders: Wayne Sherwood, Aldo Leopold Charter School and William Hawkins, Silver Consolidated Schools

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79812747389?pwd=g_c-tCUhThlLQvw5QP4X–7jllbR3-.1
Meeting ID: 798 1274 7389
Passcode: 10pTUG

Wednesday, January 26

TimeWednesday, January 26, 2022
8 amGRANT COUNTY DAY KICKOFF
Join Legislators, Prospectors, community leaders, forum presenters and county residents for presentations dedicated to Grant County.

This session will feature presentations from our local Legislators Senator Siah Correa-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.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88423809268?pwd=VU0xd1BRVk9mRWtGNml4bGk2NTA2dz09

Dial: US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782
Webinar ID: 884 2380 9268
Passcode: 945103
9 amLOCAL GOVERNMENT SESSION
Donnie Quintana, Local Government Division Director, Carmen Morin, Bureau Chief of Local Government Division and Shanna Sasser, Rural an Frontier Equity Ombudsman

Team Leader: Priscilla Lucero, Southwest NM Council of Governments

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89665638672?pwd=RjRXcXRVOWZQSXR2TWVzU0NhZzlmZz09

Dial: US: +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799
Webinar ID: 896 6563 8672
Passcode: 695977
10 amMEETING WITH GOVERNOR LUJAN GRISHAM (tentative)

Team Leader: Wayne Sherwood, Prospectors President-Elect

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86142599019?pwd=ZTFHZ2dkTEtGVFZ3a25mUGpYaUJtUT09

Dial: US: +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799
Webinar ID: 861 4259 9019
Passcode: 568647
11 amPUBLIC HEALTH SESSION
Dr. Laura Parajon, Deputy Cabinet Secretary NM Department of Health

Team Leaders: Dan Otero, HMS and Evangeline Zamora, Grant County Community Health Council

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82690832431?pwd=SVRmT1ppZFQ0ekdzV0ZhK3RmNWg4UT09

Dial: US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782 
Webinar ID: 826 9083 2431
Passcode: 526130
Lunch Break
1 pmHIGHER EDUCATION SESSION
Stephanie Rodriguez, Cabinet Secretary for the Higher Education Department

Team Leaders: Dr. Joseph Shepard , Western New Mexico Univ. and Laura Howell, WNMU

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87556228068?pwd=emZBTnh2dUNiRXBoUnhOSG92ZzhmZz09

Dial: US: +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799
Webinar ID: 875 5622 8068
Passcode: 973538
2 pmEARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SESSION
Elizabeth Groginsky, Cabinet Secretary for Early Childhood Education

Team Leaders: Terry Anderson, Community Partnership for Children and Misty Pugmire, El Grito Early Learning Center

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82764632436?pwd=V0NWQ2diSGxUUU5OUEp0Q29xK05WUT09

Dial: US: +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799
Webinar ID: 827 6463 2436
Passcode: 183301
3:30 pmECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/RURAL INITIATIVES SESSION
Alicia Keyes, Cabinet Secretary for Economic Development Department
Deputy Secretary Clark and Outdoor Recreation Director Axie Navas.

Team Leaders: Steven A. Chavira, GCWEDA and Priscilla Lucero, SWNMCOG

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84559555715?pwd=ak4yZ1cvQnoxT3JPL05Rc2pibUNYZz09

Dial: US: +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833
Webinar ID: 845 5955 5715
Passcode: 054904

55th New Mexico Legislature – “Items of Interest”


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Grant County Prospectors: Hosts

Western New Mexico University: Financial Sponsor

Town of Silver City: Financial Sponsor

PNM: Financial Financial Sponsor

SkyWest Media: Media Sponsor

Freeport-McMoRan: Financial Sponsor

Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce: Sponsor

Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments: Sponsor


For more information contact Steve at steve@gcweda.org -or- Priscilla at 575-388-1509.