New Mexico First Blog

New Mexico MainStreet Will Begin Accepting Applications for FY18 MainStreet Programs

Applications will be accepted for the MainStreet Accelerator Program, the Frontier Communities Initiative, and the New Mexico Arts & Cultural Districts Program. ..

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Save the date: State Water Plan Town Hall

Are you interested in New Mexico’s Water Future? Save the dates of December 13th-14th for an important town hall on the 2018 State Water Plan. As many of you know, the state water plan sets the policy agenda for water use in New Mexico. This upcoming town hall deliberation provides the primary opportunity for the public to develop policy priorities for the plan. The town hall will take place in Albuquerque. Registration will open by November 2017.
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Save the date: 2018 Statewide Town Hall: Strengthening Higher Education and Tomorrow’s Workforce

New Mexicans will come together April 10-11, 2018 to develop smart, actionable recommendations on higher education policy. Registration will open in January 2018! ..

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Editorial: Voters shared concerns on crime at town hall

By Heather Balas, New Mexico First President and Executive Director  ..

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Mayoral town hall debate produces thoughtful, issue-based public safety questions


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New Mexico First Remembers the Legacy of U.S. Senator Pete V. Domenici


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New Mexico First Supports the Clovis Community

This is event is not organized by New Mexico First but is forwarded in support of the Clovis community.  ..

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The Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture Strategic Plan Released

Food and agriculture industries are core components of New Mexico’s food system. This system’s strength is vital to any resident who cares about individual health, viable rural and tribal communities, as well as regional economic stability. Our state’s food and agriculture systems benefit from many diverse stakeholders who share a common goal: to support agriculture sectors with staying power in New Mexico. These stakeholders believe a strong food system can serve the needs of all residents in our state – but only if it is truly resilient. ..

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Call on Communities to Submit Economic Development Project Proposals for Funding Opportunities

The New Mexico Economic Development Department will host the next FUNDIT meeting August 22nd to help local leaders identify funding for economic development projects. New Mexico FUNDIT, is a streamlined approach to help communities identify funding opportunities in one centralized location by bringing local, state and federal funding agencies together to analyze and compare proposals for capital projects. The state is calling on communities to submit project proposals by August 11th for review during its upcoming meeting.

New Mexico FUNDIT is an informal group of funding agencies that meets regularly to review potential projects. Over 13 Federal and State entities are represented in the group. Their goal is to improve the effectiveness of project review and support, while ensuring communities have the information they need to obtain full funding for projects.  ..

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New Mexico Environment Department Water Infrastructure Team Survey

Posted On behalf of the New Mexico Environment Department Water Infrastructure Team  ..

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