The North Valley Neighborhood Association (NVNA)
is a voluntary organization founded in 2006 specifically to foster
“SMART GROWTH” in that part of Doña Ana County,
New Mexico that is immediately North of the City Limits of Las
In a few short months, we grew from the Board nucleus
to a current membership of about 200 people. Our E-mailing list
has over 120 addresses;
in addition there are some 60 members’ names, addresses
numbers on whom we can call for support.
This is who we are: A volunteer group of concerned
citizens who are working for the best solutions for the inevitable
growth and development of the “North Valley” above
Las Cruces. We have also grown into a neighborhood of friends.
What brought us together is our immediate concern and goal to “Stop
the Annexation” of the area described and depicted on our
home page. This residential development project is certainly not
“Smart Growth” under the guidance of the City of Las
Cruces. It is a blatant effort by the Developer and the City Administration
to circumvent the regular residential development requirements of
the County of Doña Ana. We believe it will negatively impact
the area school system, the road network and traffic needs, flood
and a host of other factors degrading the “quality of life”
of current and future residents of the area.
We have met with the Las Cruces City Council and
the Doña Ana Board of Commissioners to present our views.
In each case we were supported by a very large number of our members
and other supporters of our effort to sustain “Smart Growth”
in the County. Our petition drive netted over 2000 signatures
from city and county residents in support of our efforts. We are
active and we get results from our actions. We are in active contact
with these Governmental bodies and our current project has brought
about the formation of “Action Committees” as follows:
Developer Relations Committee to
meet with the developer to determine the best “Smart Growth”
approach to this proposed project;
Political Committee whose responsibility it is
to keep our City, County and State officials aware of our concerns;
Public Relations Committee to communicate our
goals and activities to the Media and our Membership via “Newsletters”
and “Web Bulletins;
Schools Committee to communicate our concerns
to the School Board to ensure the best educational environment
for our children
The NVNA is registered as required by regulations for such voluntary
organizations. We have a Board composed of a President, Vice-president,
Secretary and a Treasurer, as well as a set of bylaws.
are looking for people like you who have similar concerns that
would like to join our organization or participate with our organization
to address our and your current and future concerns. You have
skills and interests that are valuable to our efforts and we need
Join us by downloading the membership form and sending
it in as directed. Remember, we are volunteers and there is no
dollar cost for becoming a member of the North Valley Neighborhood
Association. However, funds received are used to support our work.
You are welcome to sign up for a specific committee(s) that interests
you, or attend meetings to provide your input, or just help out
where you can with individual activities.
Thank you for reading about us!
Please ask your friends and neighbors to learn about us!