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       Apr. 3, 2020                 

Town Council Legal & Public Notices
This section provides an archive and record of recent and past Legal Notices for the Town Council, including notices for meetings and events that have already taken place:

Open Meetings Act Compliance
Public access to the proceedings and decision-making processes of governmental boards, agencies and commissions is an essential element of a properly functioning democracy. We believe strongly in open government. Meetings held by public officials to discuss public business, particularly when conducted with the public taxpayers’ money, are the taxpayers’ business. The Open Meetings Act is one of New Mexico’s 'good government' laws, and it deserves the full support of all New Mexicans.

Learn more about the Open Meetings Act!

Have your say!

We also welcome comments on the Town's web site and other issues!

Opt in to the County's Reverse Emergency Notification System!
An anonymous donor has funded the purchase of a Reverse Emergency Notification System for Grant County. Register your phones, cell phones and email addresses to receive alerts of evacuations, emergency events, road closures and other significant events. The link below will take you to Grant County's Reverse Emergency Notification System for the County. Learn more!

Silver City has updated its annual Parks and Activity Directory, a booklet with information for all ages about all kinds of activity opportunities available in Silver City. Learn more!

Learn more about wildfire dangers and how to create defensible spaces around your home, business and property. Learn more!

Sanitation Schedule
Schedules for the Town of Silver City recycling and refuse pick-up vary on some national holidays. See if your pick-up is effected!

Other useful sites:
Check out these sites for information on living, working and doing business in Silver City, Grant County, and New Mexico.

Town of Silver City
Box 1188
Silver City, NM 88062

Meet Your Town Council


Ken Ladner
(575) 313-3990
Term: 03/2018 - 03/2022



Cynthia Ann Bettison

Office phone: (575) 597-7031
Term: 4/1/2020 - 3/31/2024



Lynda D. Aiman-Smith
Office phone: (575) 597-7032
cell phone: (575) 519-1680
Term: 03/2018 - 03/2022


Jose A. Ray, Jr.
(575) 313-4944
Term: 4/1/2020 - 3/31/2024


Guadalupe "Lupe" Cano
Office phone: (575) 597-7034
Term: 03/2018 - 03/2022

  • Mission
  • Description
  • Goals and Objectives
  • Meeting Schedule
  • Adding an item to the Council's agenda
  • Open Meeting information
  • Policies governing public input at meetings
  • When is the next election?

    The Legislative Department consists of the elected members of the governing body of the Town of Silver City, which are the Mayor and four (4) Councilors, known as the Town Council. Terms of office are four (4) years. The Council, by majority vote, appoints the Town Manager. The powers and duties of the Mayor and Council are in accordance with the Charter and Code of Ordinances of the Town of Silver City and the Laws and Statutes of the State of New Mexico, including the power to declare emergencies.

    To provide fair, impartial, and responsible government to the Town of Silver City. To pass ordinances and create policies which will provide for the safety, health, and welfare of the citizens, and to provide management, financial, and planning oversight to ensure the effective administration of the Town.


    All meetings of the Town Council shall be held at the Grant County Administration Center, 1400 Highway 180 East, Silver City, New Mexico at 6:00 p.m., or as indicated in the meeting notice. The legal notice and agendas for the Town Council meetings, and all other Town Board and Committee meetings, can be found here.

    Below is a schedule of upcoming Town Council meetings:

    2020 Council Meeting Schedule


    Please complete the "Request for Agenda Item" form and attach your documentation. Submit it to the Town Clerk at City Hall, 101 W. Broadway. You may fax it to 575-534-6377 or email it to

    Your request must be turned in no later than 10:00 a.m. on the Tuesday before the scheduled Council Meeting. For instance, if the Council Meeting that you would like to have an agenda item is on Tuesday, February 9th, then the "Request for Agenda Item" form must be submitted to the Town Clerk by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 2nd. If you have any questions, please call the Town Clerk at 575-534-6346.


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