Community Relations Commission

Mission Statement:  To promote ways in which the community provides and safeguards equal opportunities for all.

 Vision Statement:  The first commission in the Four Corners region to set the standards for positive human relations. Cultural diversity is highly valued and our community welcomes all people with integrity, fairness and respect.

Purpose:  The Community Relations Commission's (CRC) first priority is education and outreach. This is accomplished through a combination of programs, events, and community partnerships. The commission also facilitates mediation services for incidents of alleged discrimination. Mediation services can be arranged by completing a complaint form and delivering/mailing it to:

City of Farmington
Administration Office
800 Municipal Dr.
Farmington, N.M. 87401 

Meetings:  Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month unless this day is a City holiday then the meeting is the following Thursday in the Executive Conference Room at City Hall, 800 Municipal Drive at 4:00 p.m.

History:  The Community Relations Commission was created by Ordinance on December 8, 2007. The commission held their first organizational meeting in September 2008. The commission consists of nine voting members and six ex officio members. Every effort is made to include representatives from each council district and the majority of the members should live within the City limits. The membership will be diversified based on ethnicity, age, disability, gender, and occupation. Members serve two-year terms up to four terms.

Current Membership and Term:

Cheri Floyd - Current Chairman (April, 2024)

Dale Leedy - Current Co-Chairman (April, 2025)

Hema Deegala - (April, 2024)

Deb Dumont - (April, 2025)

Ron Price - (April, 2024)

Audra Winters - (April, 2024)

Joseph Martinez - (April, 2025)

Brandon John - (April, 2025)

Alyssa Begay - (April, 2025)

The Community Relations Commission supports two active programs:

CHAP (Comprehensive Homeless Assistance Providers) brings together various agencies and organizations in the Four Corners area that provides services to homeless and those living on the streets due to substance abuse. CHAP was formed as a collaboration between the Community Relations Commission and the Farmington Police Department. CHAP meets every month to exchange information and ideas and invites any service provider or interested individual to attend. For more information, visit the CHAP webpage under the Community tab above.

Civility First Farmington is a project of the Community Relations Commission. What is Civility First?  Civility First Farmington is a commitment by our community to improve relationships by promoting the traits of a Civility First community and by recognizing and promoting healthy business relationships. The Civility First traits are: Citizenship, Compassion, Consideration, Courtesy, Inclusiveness, Kindness, Respect, Responsibility, Sincerity, and Tolerance. To learn more or to join the team, visit us on Facebook at Civility First or our webpage HERE.

Interested in serving on the CRC?

Complete and submit the Boards and Commissions Application online.

For questions regarding the application and/or application process, please call (505) 599-1100.

If you have any other inquires regarding the Community Relations Commission, please call (505) 599-1379.


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Equal Housing Opportunity - It is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status, or national origin. In the rental of housing; advertising the sale or rental of housing; financing of housing or appraisal of housing. If you believe you have been discriminated against contact:

  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
  Washington D.C. 20410

Employment Problems? New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, Human Rights Bureau. The Bureau accepts and investigates claims of discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, sex, age, physical and mental handicap, serious medical condition, disability, spousal affiliation, sexual orientation, and gender. Contact the Human Rights Bureau:

 New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions
 Human Rights Bureau - Farmington
 600 Arrington Street
 Farmington, NM 87401
 505-827-6838 (Santa Fe)

 Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission

 P.O. Box 129

 St. Michaels, AZ 865 11

 Phone; 928-871-7436