Wanda N. Durham


Wanda Tanner Durham has been a resident of Carlsbad since 1992.  She came here as Interior Design consultant working with Beryl Durham Architects, PA.  She had worked with Kern Smith Durham and Associates as an independent Interior Design contractor since 1973. Wanda was co-owner of Business Designers of the Southwest, Inc. based in Lubbock, Texas specializing in the banking industry throughout three states.   In 1993 Beryl Durham and Wanda married and Carlsbad became her home and has continued to stay in Carlsbad after the death of Beryl in 2006.  Recently it was announced that Durham Mackay Architects, Inc. were closing the business. 

Wanda has most recently served on the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Carlsbad.  She is on the board of the Carlsbad Community Foundation and the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.  As Chairperson of the Retirement Committee she helped the City of Carlsbad acquire the Designation by World Health Alliance of an Age Friendly Communities.  Carlsbad is the first city in New Mexico to receive this designation.

She is the proud Mother of one son, Stace McEwin, of Lubbock, Texas, one Grand Dog and a Grand Cat.                                                                    



 Richard "Dick" Doss is a native of Carlsbad.  He retired in 2008 after a 33-year career in banking and a lifetime of service.  Mr. Doss states, "Now is the right time for me to serve the Carlsbad Community.  We need people with the time and experience to be able to make a difference.  I can't think of any better way to give something back to a community that has been my home virtually my entire life".

 Doss has worked to protect children, promote good health and provide services for disadvantaged members of our community.  Among the organizations he has served are the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), the United Way of South Eddy County, the Boy Scouts of America, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and Carlsbad Girls Softball league.  He is a past president of the Downtown Lions, for which he received the prestigious Melvin Jones Award, and past president of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce in 1991 where he was able to apply his experience in business and banking to such projects as the first Christmas on the Pecos. 

 Richard W. Doss