FEBRUARY 17, 2022 at 6:00 PM via ZOOM

Greetings Everyone – The San Marcos Association (SMA) would like to invite you to attend (via Zoom) our 2022 Annual Meeting.  This meeting will take place on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 6:00 PM.  At this meeting, SMA elects Officers and Board Members and hosts guest speakers to inform our community about some of the issues we face.

Guest speakers will include New Mexico Historic Preservation Division Historian Gretchen Brock, who deals with architectural issues surrounding proposed structures in historic areas; and District Fire Chief Daniel Coyne.  Ms. Brock will speak on the role and perspective of the State Historical Preservation Office (SHPO) concerning the proposed AT&T cell tower in the Village of Cerrillos.  Regarding this proposed tower, SHPO has already recorded a finding of Adverse Visual and Direct Effects to the Los Cerrillos Historical District with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  She will expand on that finding and explain what authority SHPO has and does not have in regards to this matter.

Our newly appointed District Fire Chief Daniel Coyne will also join us to discuss the importance and needs of volunteer fire departments in our area.  The two volunteer fire districts in this area, Turquoise Trail and Madrid, are in need of additional volunteers.  As Chief Coyne will explain, becoming a volunteer does not mean that you are signing up to run into a burning building.  These Districts, which serve and protect our communities have need for administrative assistance, mechanical assistance, grant writing, fund raising, and a variety of other non-firefighting roles.  Filling these positions allows the trained and qualified firefighters and EMT’s to devote their time to calls for emergency services.  Of course, Chief Coyne is seeking more front line firefighter and EMS volunteers as well.

SMA is also in search of new Board Members and a new Secretary, so if you are interested in becoming involved, please Contact Us on our website – – we would very much like to speak with you before this meeting.

Please take time to attend our Annual Meeting; we will send out the Zoom link shortly before February 17.  The Agenda is below; we hope to see you there.

The San Marcos Association

P.O. Box 722
Cerrillos, NM   87010


2022 Annual Meeting (Via ZOOM)

February 17, 2022
(6:00 – 7:30 PM)

  1. Welcome
  2. Board Introductions and Zoom Meeting Etiquette
  3. Approval of Agenda (Discussion/Action)
  4. Approval of Minutes – November 18, 2021; January 20, 2022 (Discussion/Action)
  5. Overview and Purpose of The San Marcos Association – Dennis Kurtz, President
  6. Introductions and Guest Presentations
    1. Gretchen Brock, Historian and Architectural Reviewer – NM Historic Preservation Division. Ms. Brock will speak on the current status of the proposed AT&T cell tower from the perspective of the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).
    2. Daniel Coyne – District Chief – Turquoise Trail Fire District; Member of SFCFD Technical Rescue Team, County Med Units 20 & 30, and SFCFD Mobile Vaccination Unit.  Chief Coyne will address the importance and needs of the Turquoise Trail Volunteer Fire Department.
    3. Additional Guests and Other Updates
  7. Treasurer’s Report (Gail Buono, Treasurer)
  8. Nomination and Election of 2022/23 Board Directors – (Discussion/Action)
  9. Nomination and Election of 2022 Officers – (Discussion/Action)
    1. President
    2. Vice-President
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
  10. Ongoing and Future Issues for the San Marcos Association
     a) Water Resources and Sustainability in Santa Fe County
    b) Cerrillos Senior Center/Fire Station
    c) Mt. Chalchihuitl
  11.  Upcoming 2021 Board Meetings (Information)

Meeting – Thursday, March 17, 2022 (via Zoom)

Meeting – Thursday, April 21, 2022

Meeting – Thursday, May 19, 2022

Meeting – Thursday, June 16, 2022

Meeting – Thursday, July 21, 2022

AUGUST – No Meeting

Meeting – Thursday, September 15, 2022

Meeting – Thursday, October 20, 2022

Meeting – Thursday, November 17, 2022

DECEMBER – No Meeting

  1.  Adjournment