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PORTALES CITY HISTORY
Portales
, city, seat (1903) of Roosevelt county, eastern New Mexico, U.S., near the Texas state line. It was founded by Josh Morrison in 1898 and named for nearby Portales Springs, a watering place on the Fort Sumner Trail and so called because the waters flow from a series of cave openings that resemble the “porches” (Spanish: portales) of adobe houses. (From Britannica.com).


MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL INFORMATION

The Mayor is elected for four year terms by registered voters in every district. The City of Portales is divided into four distinct districts designated A, B, C, and D. Each of the four districts will elect two residents who reside within that district to serve as a council member on the City Council.
 
All officials can also be reached by mail:
 
c/o City Hall
1028 W. Community Way
Portales, NM 88130


2023 Portales Ward Map

CITY COUNCIL INFORMATION

WARD COUNCIL MEMBER EMAIL ADDRESS SERVICE YEARS CURRENT TERMS COMMITTEES SERVED 
A JAKE LOPEZ JLopez@portalesnm.gov 16 years  2022-2026 Llano Estacado RC&D
VERONICA CORDOVA  VCordova@portalesnm.gov 8 years  2024-2028 Mayor Pro Tem
Finance / Administration Committee
EPCOG

Public Works Committee
Workforce Development Board
Public Safety Committee
LGMC
B OSCAR ROBINSON ORobinson@portalesnm.gov 26 years  2022-2026 EPCOG
Cultural Affairs Committee
Golden Acres Board of Directors
Public Works Committee
Recreational Advisory Board
RUSTIN SELF RSelf@portalesnm.gov  
2024-2028 Finance / Administration Committee
RCCDC
C PRESTON ELKINS
PElkins@portalesnm.gov   2024-2026 Finance / Administration Committee
Public Works Committee
ELDON MERRICK
EMerrick@portalesnm.gov   2024-2028 Water Advisory Committee
Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority
D DIANNE PARKER DParker@portalesnm.gov 32 years 2022-2026 Public Safety Committee
Water Advisory Committee
MIKE RACKLER
MRackler@portalesnm.gov  
2024-2028 Planning and Zoning Committee
Chamber of Commerce

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