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Update 12-27-23

As the year comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to thank the hard-working City of Carlsbad employees who have done such a great job for such a long period of time. The City of Carlsbad is a very busy place, especially during this period of historic growth.

We want to especially thank City Administrator John Lowe for all of his hard work and dedication. John has played an integral role in so many important developments around the City. We also appreciate all of the hard work from our Deputy Administrators: Ted Cordova, Wendy Austin and K.C. Cass. Our executive department also includes our Legal department, led by Denise Madrid-Boyea, and our City Clerk’s Office, headed by Nadine Mireles. A special thanks as well to the amazing executive assistants who work out of this office: Angela Hernandez (legal), Olga Ramirez and Wanda Aguilar. Thanks as well to the members of our Clerk’s office- Jaylynn Dominguez, Quay Dominguez and JoAnne Juare. Finally, thanks to Valeria Quezada, who is assisting our public information office, and Coby Gentry, our outstanding intern.

Of course, there are many, many more outstanding City of Carlsbad employees, but we did want to let our executive department know how much we appreciate all of their hard work every single day.

Carlsbad was recently named the safest city in New Mexico by MoneyGeek after a national analysis was conducted. We would like to thank all our law enforcement offices for their commitment to maintaining a safe environment for our residents. For more information, please visit


There’s another big celebration around the corner.  The Carlsbad Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Committee will be holding its Celebration 2024 in January. This year’s event will feature the MLK Jr. Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 12 featuring Dr. Steven Coleman with Los Alamos National Laboratory. Tickets sold from this banquet go to support the organization and local scholarship efforts. There’s also a poetry contest for junior high students going on right now with prizes awarded to the winners.

A free church observance will be at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 14 at Carlsbad First Presbyterian. Members of the MLK Jr. Worship Choir do a great job every year putting this event together. Finally, the Martin Luther King Jr. March and Park Activities will be Monday, Jan. 15 and run from the Eddy County Courthouse to the MLK Jr. Park. Staging and lineup begins at 10 a.m. This annual march, which celebrates Dr. King’s dream, will end with a short ceremony at MLK Park.

Sunday and Monday’s events are free. Thank you to the members of the MLK Committee for all of their hard work putting this event together, and for providing scholarships to local students. For more information, please visit


Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway

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