The New Mexico Land Grant Council is an agency of state government administratively attached to the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration. It was founded in 2009 by statute and provides support to 24 land grants-mercedes in New Mexico recognized as units of government (political subdivisions of the state). It also serves as a liaison between mercedes and other state agencies and the federal government. The Council consists of five members appointed by the Governor. (See About us.)
During 2013-2014 the Council expects to hold its meetings at either the Bataan Memorial Building in Santa Fe or at the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute on the University of New Mexico Albuquerque campus. For the date, time, and location of next month’s meeting please go to Meetings>>Upcoming Agenda. For directions and parking information see Meetings.
For general inquiries you may contact the NM Land Grant Council at:
NM Land Grant Council
Department of Finance and Administration
407 Galisteo St.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Tel: 505 249.6759
***The New Mexico Land Grant Council is currently soliciting for the procurement of a technical assistant contract for fiscal year 2015. The purpose of the contract will be to provide technical assistance services to the Land Grant Council and to qualifying Spanish and Mexican community land grants. For more information about this solicitation, including the scope of work and requirements for submitting a proposal for services please click here. ***
Photo: The background to this page presents the view east from the bend of the Río de Chama to the Cerro Pedernal, an area that includes the San Joaquín del Río de Chama and Juan Bautista Baldés land grant-mercedes. The land grant-mercedes of Piedra Lumbre and Abiquiú are located to the left and just behind the horizon of this photo.