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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. 

CommitmentDay 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 four 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.** 

The City of Ruidoso Downs CCR 2021

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.

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.


Public Works Contact

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 - Michael Yeager - Interim
Mechanic - Michael Giarratano

Emergency Response

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