The City of Ruidoso Downs
The official website for the City of Ruidoso Downs, NM


Meet Your City Officials

Welcome from Mayor Williams

A warm hello to all who call Ruidoso Downs home and visitors to our eclectic community. With a vibrant commercial zone, the world-famous Ruidoso Downs racetrack, friendly residents and a commitment to economic growth, the City of Ruidoso Downs offers small city friendliness, affordability and quality of life in Southern New Mexico. 

Visit soon and often. You will always have a friend in Ruidoso Downs.

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions or concerns at 575-378-4422 or

Most sincerely,
Gary L. Williams, Mayor




123 Downs Drive
Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346

(575) 378-4422


Elected Officials



Gary L. Williams
Term of Office: March 2016-March 2020
103 Acequia
Ruidoso Downs, NM  88346
T: 575-378-7068
C: 575-430-1816

city Council

Judy R. Miller (Mayor Pro Tem)
Term of Office: March 2016-March 2020
146 E. Circle Drive
Ruidoso Downs, NM  88346
T: 575-378-4823
C: 575-937-4847

Margie Morales
Term of Office: March 2014-March 2018
304 West Drive
PO Box 1674
Ruidoso Downs, NM  88346
T: 575-378-4069
C: 575-937-0656

Shane Walker
Term of Office: March 2016-March 2018
102 Harris Lane
Ruidoso Downs, NM  88346
T: 575-626-7099
C: 575-808-0446

Jimmy G. Romero
Term of Office: March 2016-March 2020
119 River Lane
Ruidoso Downs, NM  88346
C: 575-973-7094


municipal judge

Harrold Ray Mansell


Public meetings & Notices


  • 4:30 pm (during winter months); 5:30 pm (during Daylight Savings Time)
  • The 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.
  • City Hall
    122 Downs Dr.
    Ruidoso Downs, NM 88436

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes



City Hall Personnel

City Clerk/Treasurer - Carol Virden 

Assistant City Clerk/Accounts Payable - Ally Giron

Code Compliance Officer - Gilbert Morales

Compliance Assistant - Eli Polaco

Court Administrator - Virginia Armstrong

Finance Director - Mary Castaneda 

Planning Services Director - Stephen Skaggs

Planning Services Administrative Assistant/GIS Technician - Stephanie Williams 

Human Resource Specialist - Donna Miller 

Utility Clerk - Kathy Tetreault 

Organizational Chart