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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Application Deadline

2020 Legislative Communications Forum

Below is the application to present at the December 3 Forum.

The Forum will be VIRTUAL this year. The deadline to submit your application and all attachments will be November 18.

Save the date for Grant County Day – February 3, 2021. We are still working on plans for this event, which will likely be virtual as well.

Capital Outlay Training – materials

Attached is the presentation for the Capital Outlay training that was held last week. 

Understanding the Legislative Process:
An Overview of Capital Outlay Appropriations

Stevie Olson, Legislative Finance Committee

Questions can be answered by Priscilla C. Lucero, Executive Director, SWNM Council of Governments – 575.388.1509

We Are Meeting

Prospectors are meeting via Zoom. Today’s meeting was full of great information. We are looking to increase membership. If you would like more information, reach out to a Prospector member!

2020 Grant County Day Press

Silver City Daily Press – Written by Geoffrey Plant on January 31, 2020

Another Grant County Day at the New Mexico Legislature has come and gone, and this year more than ever, county entities came together in a show of unity and organization behind the Grant County Prospectors to push for funding and policy that benefits communities in the sometimes forgotten southwest corner of the state.

“We fostered many new relationships with the various state agencies that will lead to new funding opportunities,” said Priscilla Lucero, Prospectors member and executive director of the Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments. “And there was tremendous unity among the people from our county — that was remarked upon by legislators and others on the state level.”

Prospectors, a collaborative group of community leaders who lobby at the state level on behalf of Grant County, attended a variety of Cabinet meetings and impromptu forums Wednesday with representatives from all realms of state government. One of the most productive meetings was with the deputy director of the new Outdoor Recreation Division, a subset of the New Mexico Department of Economic Development. 

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Santa Fe Kick Off

Prospector President Evangeline Zamora and Prospector member Priscilla Lucero kicked off the event by reviewing the giant County Day agenda for 2020.

Grant County Day Agenda for 2020

The final agenda will be handed out at tonight’s logistics meeting.

Santa Fe Kick Off and More

Greetings Prospectors, Presenters and Sponsors,

A few reminders before we get to Santa Fe for Grant County Day…

Our Santa Fe Kick-off at the Little Toad Brewery is tomorrow evening, Thursday, Jan 23 at 5:30. Dutch treat. We will hand out the tentative agenda for Grant County Day and answer any questions you may have about GCD.

Important – The Logistics Meeting for GCD will be 5:30 to 6:30 in the New Mexico room at the La Fonda on Tuesday, January 28. Final agenda, Topics brochure, Sponsor acknowledgement and protocol for Wednesday. This meeting is being sponsored by Advanced Air with the Santa Fe break menu – chips, salsa, mini burritos, tea and lemonade.

Breakfast on GCD will be donuts and coffee. If you need more, plan on breakfast before you get to the Roundhouse at 7:30.

There are 137 rooms booked in the Grant County Day block so it looks to be one of our best years for attendance!

Thank you for participating with the Prospectors and Grant County Legislators!

Grant County Day Info – Jan 13

The tentative agenda will be handed out at the Prospector’s Kick-off party at the Little Toad on Thursday, January 23rd at 5:30 pm.

All Grant County Day attendees are HIGHLY encouraged to attend the Logistics Meeting on Tuesday, January 28 to get the final agenda.

The hotel room block at the La Fonda is FULL!

2019 Legislative Forum Agenda

We have an unprecedented number of presentations for the 2019 Legislative Forum with 37 scheduled to begin at 8 am on Tuesday, December 3 in the Light Hall Theater at WNMU.

Presenters, please note that times are approximate. Plan to be in attendance well before your sector presents. Your 3 minute presentation time starts as soon as you start speaking. We have allocated approximately 8 minutes for questions from the Legislators.

Attendance at the Legislative Forum is open to the public. You are invited to spend the day listening to community requests around financial needs and regulatory concerns to our elected legislators.

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