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Public Works Core Values

Customer Service: We measure the quality of our service by our customer's satisfaction. 

Teamwork: We build organizational strength through cooperation and collaboration with others. 

Commitment: Day and night, city assets are entrusted to our team and those assets are in good hands. 

Dependability: Our team is true to our word and we keep our promises.

About the department: 

The department is divided into three subdivisions:

Joe Jarvis - Public Works Director
Office 575-378-6162

Israel Chavez - Deputy Public Works Director
Office 575-378-6162

Please feel free to contact us for public works problems such as potholes, water leaks, low pressure, sewer odors, or drainage problems as well as other major emergencies, such as vehicle accidents, floods, windstorms, and snowstorms. 

Solid Waste

Greentree Solid Waste Authority has its Saturday drop off availability at the Greentree Solid Waste Authority Recycling Center/Transfer Station on the second Saturday of each month from April - September. On these dates, Greentree Solid Waste Authority will be open from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. If you have any questions please contact the GSWA office at 575-378-4697 or toll free at 1-877-548-8772. For more information, go here.
Water & Sewer. 


The Ruidoso Downs Street Department is dedicated to improving and maintaining City Streets. The department employees perform such projects as:

  • Building and widening roads
  • Constructing curbs
  • Gutters
  • Improving drainage
  • Sidewalks
  • Stabilizing slopes
  • Traffic signals, signs and striping

The Street Department also works to keep Ruidoso Downs' streets safer by removing snow and controlling ice during inclement winter weather, repairing potholes, and sweeping streets in the warmer seasons. The Street Department is under the umbrella of the Division of Public Works.


The beauty of the City of Ruidoso Downs is personified in its parks for residents to enjoy nature. At the Department of Parks, our mission is to enhance the quality of life for Ruidoso Downs residents by creating an atmosphere of community through people, parks and programs.


The All-American Park located on US Highway 70 across from City Hall has seen numerous improvements over recent years with continuing attention.

This all-new park is located right next to the Rio Ruidoso on Joe Welch Drive. Come take a look and enjoy this great park.


102 Mystery Drive
Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346

(575) 378-6162
Fax (575) 378-6163


Maintenance Technician - Eli Polaco
Administrative Assistant - Jennet Recendez
Lead Water Operator - Mike Snowden
Parks Foreman -  Ronnie Randolph
Electrician - Mark Lewis
Streets Foreman - VACANT
Mechanic - Michael Giarratano

How Can We Help?

Use the form below to contact us regarding your inquiry. Please be as detailed as possible. Include your personal and professional information along with any specific document requests. To help us best service your enquiry, we recommend that you first describe the issue you’re having before telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email or call us to make an appointment.


Emergency Response

After hours emergency response (call 575-973-7089), to respond to water leaks reported by the public and other agencies.