Chris Ponce

Board of County Commissioners
Title: District 1 Commissioner
Phone: 575-574-0021
Additional Phone: Fax: 575-574-0073
Chris Ponce


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!


January 2023 through December 2026 (2nd Term)

Party Affiliation




Office Location

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

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 898
Silver City, NM 88062-0898

Business Hours

By Appointment


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