OBJECTIVE: As the goodwill arm of the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, the objective of the PROSPECTORS is to contribute to the long-range improvements of the economic conditions in the Grant County area.  To accomplish this objective, the PROSPECTORS will develop goals to best utilize county and community natural and human resources, and will serve as a catalyst to activate service clubs, units of government, and appropriate groups or organizations in overall economic development activities.

The Prospectors

2011-2012 Officers

  • President, Julie Morales
  • 1st Vice President, Mike McMillan
  • 2nd Vice President, Kim Clark
  • Secretary, Arlene Schadel
  • Treasurer, Holley Hunt/Laura Howell
  • Past-President, Evangeline Zamora


  • Community Legislative Action
  • Membership
  • By-Laws
  • Visitation
  • Calling
  • Ribbon Cutting
Membership meetings: are generally held the fourth Thursday of the month at noon.*

CLAC meetings: held the third Monday of the month at 10 a.m.*

Membership: Members of the Prospectors must be members in good standing of the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce. Membership is limited to 50 individuals. Anyone interested in becoming a member may contact the Chamber Director, any of the officers of Prospectors, or the Chair of the Membership Committee.

Email the Prospectors at prospectors@silvercity.org or contact President, Julie Morales at 575-538-6238.

Contact the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce at 575.538.3786 or www.silvercity.org


  • Prospectors' Legislative Forum - Thursday, December 1, 2011 - WNMU Global Resource Center.
  • Grant County Day at the Roundhouse - Thursday, January 26, 2012 - Santa Fe, NM.
NM Legislative Interim Comittee Meeting - Water and Natural Resources: The Prospectors' successfully hosted this committee in Silver City at the Grant County conference center Monday, August 1st and 2nd, 2011. The Prospectors along with the Gila San Francisco Water Commission and the Grant County Beat provided breakfast each day. The Prospectors hosted a reception for the committee members on Monday evening and the Prospectors and Silver City Rotary Club hosted the committee for lunch on Tuesday at WNMU.

2010 Legislative Trip to Santa Fe...
Prospectors had a successful trip to Santa Fe. Cabinet Secretary meetings were set up with the State Engineer, Taxation and Revenue, Governor Richardson and Economic Development.  The Legislative Reception was well attended even with the nasty weather.

The Silver City Grant County Prospectors successfully hosted their annual Legislative Forum in Silver City on Monday, December 7, 2009.
The Silver City Grant County Prospectors successfully hosted the Water and Natural Resources Interim Committee in Silver City on Monday, September 21st and Tuesday, September 22nd, 2010.


Public dates for Prospector activities:

December 1st Legislative Forum and January 26th Santa Fe trip.
Prospector Meeting and member activities:

Membership meetings are the 4th Thursday of the month.

Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce dates:

Chamber Luncheons are generally the second Wednesday of the month at the Red Barn Restaurant. For more information go to www.silvercity.org


2011 Prospectors' Legislative Forum Packet - Not available at this time!

Links of Interest

Town of Silver City: www.townofsilvercity.org

Grant County: www.grantcountynm.com

State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov

New Mexico Legislature: http://legis.state.nm.us/lcs/default.asp

New Mexico Legislators representing Grant County:
  • Senator Howie Morales
  • Representative Diane Hamilton
  • Representative Rudolpho "Rudy" Martinez

Public Issues:

Gila San Francisco Water Settlement

Water really is the most precious resource today!  This is evident in the number of rules, regulations, court cases and legislation that are enacted, determined and passed every day.  Finding ways to reserve this greatest resource for future generations while supporting growth, agriculture and other needs is our greatest challenge.

Below we have links of interest including a link to the NM Office of the State Engineer for background information on the 2004 Arizona Water Settlements Act.  To the right you will see announcements about the various meetings for the AWSA.

Grant County Economic Development

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