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ASCMV Board of Directors

ascmv board at ribbon cutting ceremony

Gregory Smith - ASCMV Chairman, City of Las Cruces

Billy Garrett - Vice Chairman, Dona Ana County

Kasandra Gandara- Board Member, City of Las Cruces

Dr. David Garcia - Board Member, Dona Ana County

Jack Eakman- Board Member, City of Las Cruces

Wayne D. Hancock - Board Member, Dona Ana County

Jess Williams - Ex-Officio Member, Dona Ana County

David Dollahon - City of Las Cruces ASCMV Ex-Officio Member

The ASCMV was created under a Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Las Cruces and the County of Doña Ana in August 2008. The purpose of this JPA was to establish a mechanism for financing, operating, and maintaining a regional animal shelter and related facilities. The JPA mandates the following in regards to the operations of the ASCMV Bylaws and Procedures:The ASCMV is a public agency separate from the City and County. The ASCMV is governed by the Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley Board of Directors, which consists of three (3) voting members appointed from the City Council, three (3) voting members appointed from the County Commission, and the City Manager or his designee and the County Manager or her designee who are the two (2) ex-officio members. The ASCMV’s service area is currently the City of Las Cruces and the unincorporated portions of the County of Doña Ana. The ASCMV is led by a Chief Executive Officer (a.k.a. Executive Director) The authority and direction of the Executive Director is implemented by public employees hired by the Executive Director to operate the ASCMV. The City of Las Cruces is the fiscal agent for ASCMV.