Town Council


  • Regular meetings are scheduled for 6 pm on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Subject to change by the Town Council. Meeting notices are posted in News & Announcements. Agendas and meeting materials are posted in the Agenda Center.
  • In Person meetings are held at the Grant County Administration Center, 1400 Highway 180 East, Silver City, NM 88061
  • NOTICE: Remote meetings are being held during the COVID-19 pandemic and are in compliant with the New Mexico Open Meetings Act. Instructions on how to attend the remote Council Meetings are provided in the Legal Notice of each meeting and can be viewed in News & Announcements.
  • Resolution No. 2022-01 Open Meetings

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


Ken Ladner

      Term: January 2022 to December 2025

Ken Ladner

Ken Ladner Contact

Rudy Bencomo

District 1

     Term: May 9, 2023 to December 2023                      Photo of Rudy Bencomo

                  Rudy Bencomo Contact

Nicholas Prince

District 2

      Term: January 2022 to December 2025   Nicholas Prince

Contact Nicholas Prince

Jose A. Ray, Jr.
District 3

                               Term: March 2020 to December 2023

Jose A. Ray, Jr.

Jose A. Ray, Jr. Contact

Guadalupe E. Cano
District 4

                            Term: January 2022 to December 2025

Guadalupe "Lupe" Cano

Guadalupe E. Cano Contact


The Legislative Department consists of the elected members of the governing body of the Town of Silver City, which are the Mayor and 4 Councilors, known as the Town Council. Terms of office are 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.

Goals & Objectives

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.