Chris Ponce
Chris PonceCommissioner
Term: January 2023 through December 2026 (2nd Term)
Party Affiliation: Democrat
District 1


I was born and raised in Silver City, NM and I  retired from the Silver City Police Department as the Deputy Chief of Police after 20 years of service. I also worked for the Grant County Sheriff’s office for close to 4 years. Currently I work for Freeport McMoRan in Human Resources.

I attended Western New Mexico University. I’m married to Julie Reese Ponce and we have a daughter and son, Erika and Christopher Ponce.

I look forward to working with the citizens of Grant County as your Grant County Commissioner District 1.

Thank you!

2023 Committee Assignments

Elected Officials Board – Workforce Investment Act


County Commissioner District 1

Chris Ponce
Phone: (575) 574-0021
Fax: (575) 574-0073

Business Hours:

By Appointment

Office Location

Grant County Manager’s Office
1400 Highway 180 East
Silver City, NM 88061-7837

Mailing Address

PO Box 898
Silver City, NM 88062-0898

District Map

Grant County District 1 Map