By Benjamin Fisher, Sun-News Reporter
Posted: 11/30/2012 03:49:57 PM MST
SILVER CITY — Ideas between lawmakers and local leaders flowed freely Friday at the Grant County Prospectors’ Legislative Communication Forum on WNMU’s campus.
State Representatives Diane Hamilton and Rudy Martinez and Senator Howie Morales participated in the forum organized by the Grant County Prospectors. The goal was to open a dialogue between state lawmakers and the local governments, organizations, businesses and people who make up their districts.
Friday, November 30, 2012
WNMU Besse Forward Global Resource Center Auditorium
8 minute presentations – 5 minute Q & A
8 am to 8:15 Networking and Continental Breakfast
8:15 to 8:30 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
8:30 to 8:45 Legislators speak about the 2013 Legislative Session
8:45 to 10:00 EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS
Western New Mexico University
WNMU Early Childhood Programs
WNMU Student Government
Cobre Consolidated Schools
Silver Consolidated School District
10:00 to 10:15 Break
10:15 to 11:35 LOCAL GOVERNMENT PRESENTATIONS
Town of Silver City
City of Bayard
Town of Hurley
Village of Santa Clara
SWNM Council of Governments
11:35 to 12 n NON-PROFIT PRESENTATIONS
Ft Bayard Historic Preservation Society
Ft Bayard Restoration & Development Coalition
12:00 to 1pm Lunch
1:00 to 2:45 Mimbres Region Arts Council
Silver City MainStreet
Southwest NM Green Chamber of Commerce
SRAM Tour of the Gila
The Restorative Justice Community Center of SWNM
Grant County Volunteer Fire Departments
Forgotten Veterans Memorial Committee
The Volunteer Center of Grant County
2:45 to 3:00 Break
3:00 to 4:30 HEALTHCARE PRESENTATIONS
Hidalgo Medical Services
Grant County Community Health Council
Behavioral Health Local Collaborative 6 (LC6)
Life Quest, Inc.
El Refugio, Inc.
GRMC Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Unit
Silver Regional Sexual Assault Support Services
4:30 pm Conclusion
Click the link to access a PDF of the Legislative Communications Forum presentation packet.
The deadline to return the application is Thursday, November 15th.
More details are on the cover letter in the packet.
The Prospectors created this 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. It is important for your organization to present and get your projects in the Grant County Needs and Project Notebook that Prospectors generate as a result of this Forum. Our legislators utilize this resource book throughout the Legislative session!
In the application packet is a series of topics/questions that were formed with input from our Legislators. The answers you provide will give them background information that they can utilize during the upcoming session.
Please be prepared to make your 8 minute presentation and to discuss the answers you provided on the topics/questions form. We have allotted 28 time slots for 15-minute presentation/question periods.
• Tuesday, November 6th – Capital Outlay Workshop, SWNM COG, 9 am.
• Thursday, November 15th – Application Deadline to reserve a presentation time slot in the Forum. Drop off at SWNM COG or send by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Friday, November 30th – 8 am to 3 pm – Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum WNMU – Besse Global Resource Center Auditorium – 12th and Kentucky St, Silver City, NM
Please contact Kim Clark at 575-538-2665 or email@example.com to get a presentation application sent to you!