Agenda for board meeting on May 31, 2019


May 31, 2019
Museum Kitchen Classroom
4100 Dripping Springs Rd, Las Cruces, NM
10:00 AM


The Mission of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum Board is to provide direction, advice, and support to the Director of the Museum in the maintenance and operation of the Museum and all of its activities.

1. Quorum/Call to Order/Introductions – Mayberry
2. Action: Approval of May 31, 2019 Agenda – Board
3. Action: Approval of Minutes from February 5, 2019 Meeting – Board
4. Chairman’s Report – Mayberry
5. DCA Secretary’s Comments – Debra Garcia y Griego or Designee
6. Museum Director’s Report – Santiago
a) Finance/Budget
b) Action: Approval of Items Accepted for Museum Collections – Board
c) Report on Results of 2019 Legislative session
d) Update on Alternate Revenue Sources
e) Update on Plans for increasing Museum Attendance
f) Status of current/upcoming capital projects
g) Update on New Exhibits for Agricultural Families
7. Friends of NMFRHM Report – Pres. Bob Barnes or Friends Representative
8. Old Business – Board
a) Update on Outreach Efforts to NM Agricultural Community
b) Update on Request For Proposal (RFP) for Catering Concessionaire
9. New Business – Board
a) Discussion on New DCA Policy on Foster Family Admission
b) Action: Approval of DCA Policy on Foster Family Admission
c) Report on Plans for Museum Exhibits and Infrastructure Improvements
10. Open Forum/Public Comment to the Board – Visitors
11. Discussion of Next Meeting Date – Board
12. Adjournment – Board

• Except for emergency matters, the Board cannot take action on new business that is not on the posted agenda. New business requiring action will be added to the agenda for the next meeting of the Board.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service in order to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, please contact Craig Massey at (575) 522-4100 at least one week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats. Please contact Craig Massey (575) 522-4100 if a summary or other type of accessible format is needed.

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