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.

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Sponsor Thank You

Thank you to all of the Sponsors for our 2017 Grant County Day at the New Mexico Legislature. This ad ran in the Friday, March 17 edition of the Silver City Daily Press.

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Prospectors 2016 Legislative Communications Forum

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Save the date for this year’s Legislative Communications Form – Thursday, December 1, 2016. Starting at 8 am at the WNMU Light Hall Theater.

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Clark at 575-538-2665.

2016 Grant County Candidate Forum Slated for September

The public is invited to attend the 2016 Grant County Candidate Forum on Tuesday, September 13 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at the WNMU Global Resource Auditorium.

This event is co-sponsored by the Grant County Prospectors, Silver City Regional Association of Realtors, Silver City Radio, Silver City – Grant County Chamber of Commerce, and Western New Mexico University.

Mischa Larisch, GC Prospector president will introduce the forum’s moderator, Scott Terry of the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce.

The four New Mexico State Representative candidates for districts 39 and 38 will open the forum. The candidates to present for District 39 are Rudy Martinez (D) and Rep. John Zimmerman (R) and for District 38 are Mary Hotvedt (D) and Rebecca Dow (R).

During the next portion of the forum begins at 6:30 pm with the six Grant County Commissioner candidates for Districts 3, 4, and 5. The candidates to speak from District 3 are Alicia Edwards (D) and Henry Torres (R), the candidates from District 4 are Marilyn Alcorn (D) and Billy Billings (R), and the candidates from District 5 are Harry Brown (D) and Harry Pecotte (R) plus write-in candidate De Ann Bencomo (D).

For more information contact Kim Clark, Silver City Regional Association of Realtors and Prospector, at 575-538-2665 or kim@silvercityrealtors.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

 

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)

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

Media Coverage of 2015 Grant County Day

Silver City Daily Press:

Silver City Sun News:

The Grant County Beat:

2014 Forum Application Packets Now Available

The application packets to present at the 2014 Grant County Prospector’s Legislative Communications Forum were made available at this morning’s ICIP Workshop held at the Southwest Council of Governments. The packets were also emailed out to the 2013 forum presenters.

2014_Prospectors_Forum_Packet (PDF)

Any questions, please contact Kim Clark at 575-538-2665.

Prospectors Set Legislative Timeline

The Grant County Prospectors have set the dates for their legislative timeline for 2014/2015. The first event will be the Capital Outlay Workshop hosted by the Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments (SWNM COG) on October 22, 2014, at 10 am held in the City Hall Annex, 2nd Floor Conference Room. To register for this free workshop, contact the COG office at 575-388-1509.

Applications to present at the Legislative Communications Forum will be available at the workshop. This forum provides an open dialogue between state lawmakers and the local governments, organizations, businesses and people who make up their districts. Presentations come from many sectors: Local Governments including water districts, Education, Healthcare, Non-Profit, and Regulatory Issues. Presentation applications are due by November 18th.

The Annual Legislative Communication Form will be held on Tuesday, December 2, starting at 8 am at the Western New Mexico University Global Resource Center Auditorium. From theses presentations the Prospectors Community Legislative Action Committee (CLAC) on December 8th will set the priorities to be included in an Issues of Concern brochure. The members of the Grant County Prospectors, forum presenters, business partners and community members will travel to Santa Fe for Grant County Days at the Legislature and Prospector Forum to be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2014.

For more information about these Grant County Prospectors events, contact Kim Clark, CLAC Chair, at (575) 538-2665.

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Left to right: Dr. Cynthia Bettison, Dr. Magdaleno Manzanarez, Julia Morales, Bruce Ashburn, Kim Clark, Evangeline Zamora, Arlene Schadel, and Mary Hotvedt. Photo by Laura Howell.

Prospectors 2014 Issues of Concern Brochure

Each year the Grant County Prospectors create a “Legislative Priorities” brochure as a result of the Legislative Communications Forum held in Grant County.  Click the link below to access the brochure.

2014 Prospectors Legislative Priorities Brochure

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