FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY
RIO RANCHO, N.M. – The New Mexico State Land Office will host a public meeting Tuesday, August 2nd to provide information and accept public comments regarding a proposal by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to purchase approximately 340 acres of state trust land on the northwestern edge of Rio Rancho to construct a national veterans cemetery. The sale would be conducted through a public auction in accordance with state law.
WHAT: Public meeting regarding U.S. Veterans Affairs Department’s proposal to purchase state trust land in Rio Rancho to construct a national veterans cemetery
WHO: Officials with the New Mexico State Land Office and the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department
WHEN: Tuesday, August 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Rio Rancho City Hall, Governing Body Overflow Room, 3200 Civic Center Cir. NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144
TO JOIN VIRTUALLY: Click here to join the meeting
Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia Richard has overseen the New Mexico State Land Office since 2019. In that time the agency has raised more than $3.8 billion for New Mexico public schools, hospitals, and universities. Over 13 million acres of state trust land are leased for a variety of uses, including ranching and farming, renewable energy, business development, mineral development, and outdoor recreation. The State Land Office has a dual mandate to use state trust land to financially support vital public institutions, while simultaneously working to protect the land for future generations.