MIGUEL SILVA TO BE SWORN IN AS COUNTY COMMISSIONER ON MONDAY, JULY 24

MIGUEL SILVA TO BE SWORN IN AS COUNTY COMMISSIONER ON MONDAY, JULY 24

County Commission Chairman Carlos Garza will preside over a public ceremony Monday, July 24, at 4:30 p.m. at which Miguel G. Silva will be sworn in as the new county commissioner representing District 2. The ceremony will be held in the grand lobby of the County Manager’s Complex, formerly the historic Amador Hotel.
Silva, a Republican, was appointed to the post last week by Gov. Gary Johnson. He replaces the late Eduardo ‘Lalo’ Medina, a Democrat.
Silva, a resident of Mesquite, is the operational vice president for Silva Sanitation Company, the company his family founded in 1976. He is the former recycling coordinator for the City of Las Cruces. He serves on the board of directors for the Court Youth Center, and he has done volunteer work for the Village of Mesilla’s Dia de los Muertos celebration, for the Southwest Public Recycling Association, and for the Associated Students Association of New Mexico State University
District 2 includes Doña Ana County’s southernmost city, Sunland Park, then snakes northward along the eastern bank of the Rio Grande, and includes the communities of Santa Teresa, La Union, Anthony, Mesquite and Brazito. The long, narrow district’s northernmost point reaches into the City of Las Cruces, abutting New Mexico State University.
Silva said he is excited about coming onto the commission and has pledged to work hard not only for his constituents in District 2, but for all residents of Doña Ana County. He said he envisions a commission whose common goal will de-emphasize partisanship and focus instead on cooperation and progress.