Veterans Advisory Board


  • Veterans Day Parade
    • November 11, 2023, at 11 a.m.
    • Location - Parade will start on North Main Street and end on N. Water Street
  • Las Cruces Stand Down
    • November 20, 2023, from 7 - 11 a.m. 
    • Location - VWF Post 10124, 709 S. Valley Drive


  • 4th Tuesday of each month
  • 9 a.m.
  • City Hall, Council Chambers
    700 N. Main Street
    Las Cruces, NM 88001



Karen Woods (Chair) United Military Women of the SouthWest
Christine Sautter (Vice-Chair) Military Officers Association of America
Jesse Addison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3242
James Turner Member at Large Number 1
Hector Sanchez Member at Large Number 2 - Student
Victor Eres Marine Corps League
Sam Bothern Disabled American Veterans Chapter 10
Patrick Ramirez Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10124
Mike Cano Member at Large Number 2
Rod Gajewski Military Order of the Purple Heart
Hubert Gay Vietnam Veterans of America
Daniel Ansbach Special Forces Association
John Poland American Legion Post 10

The Veterans Advisory Board consists of 13 members who are veterans residing in Dona Ana County. The Board was established to advise City Council on matters affecting veterans and propose solutions to alleviate or address the needs of local veterans and to recognize the contributions local veterans have made. The Board also reviews and provides recommendations related to all matters of physical change to Veterans Memorial Park.

Board Positions

The Veterans Advisory Board currently does not have any open board member positions. If you are interested in serving as a board member in the future, please view a copy of the application. All members must be veterans residing in the county. Completed applications must be turned in at the City of Las Cruces City Clerk's Office for consideration by the mayor and city council.