Meeting today’s needs and building for the generations of tomorrow


Your quality of life depends on the kind of home you live in, the way you get around, your ability to have healthy foods and medical care for your family, your children’s education, and economic opportunities to make enough money to support your life. These are the things we need to live happy and to prosper in Doña Ana County.The Viva Doña Ana regional project will focus on three specific aspects of Doña Ana County: people, places, and prosperity. These three areas will be addressed throughout the Viva Doña Ana planning efforts, and will help build a better quality of life for Doña Ana County residents. This project will provide a complete picture of the issues related to living in Doña Ana County, growing the region, and thriving as a community. The Viva Doña Ana project will also provide strategies, actions, and tools to continue to improve your quality of life.Through the Viva Doña Ana project, the region will work together during public meetings, working sessions, community discussion groups, and other collaborative settings to address people, places, and prosperity.  LEARN MORE>>>


Community Development Block Grant


The Village of Hatch, New Mexico received Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to drill a supplemental water well for the region. This supplemental water well will serve the Village of Hatch as well as the communities of Rodey, Placitas, and Milagro. Construction of the well began in January of 2016 and was completed in February of 2016.  The South Central Council of Governments is happy to play the role of CDBG grant administrator for this important project. This project is also funded in part by the New Mexico Water Trust Board and the New Mexico Legislature.

Rewarding Talented Students

Doña Ana Community College Creative Media Technology Scholarship


We are excited to announce the winner of the third Travel South Central New Mexico promo video editing contest!

Students in the Creative Media Technology program at Doña Ana Community College used our travel footage to create amazing videos featuring attractions in Sierra, Socorro, and Doña Ana counties.

The South Central Council of Governments is happy to present the first place scholarship to Daniel Peterson.

You can watch his winning video at

The South Central Council of Governments is happy to present the second place scholarship to Cherish Peña.

You can watch her winning video at

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