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Border Conference – Commissions & Border Governors Conference

New Mexico – Chihuahua & Sonora Commissions

Under the state’s mandate to increase trade with the Republic of Mexico the New Mexico Legislature established the New Mexico-Chihuahua Commission in 2003 and 2009 established the New Mexico Sonora Commission.

The purpose of the commission is to:

  • Establish a network/framework between both states
  • Develop mutually beneficial programs to resolve challenges along our common border
  • Maximize opportunities for economic development and tourism
  • Open and institutionalize lines of communications between the public and private sector in both states

New Mexico – Chihuahua Commissions Worktables

  • Border Crossing and Infrastructure
  • Education
  • Health
  • Public Safety
  • Tourism
  • Trade & Industrial Promotion

New Mexico – Sonora Commissions Worktables

  • Border Security & Emergency Management
  • Education & Science Technology
  • Economic & Agro Industrial Development
  • Health
  • Tourism

Border Governors Conference

The Border Governor’s Conference is an annual gathering established in 1980 to bring together representatives of the four U.S. (New Mexico, California, Arizona and Texas) and six Mexican Border States (Chihuahua, Sonora, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Tamaulipas and Baja California) to discuss common border issues and opportunities, including:

  • Economic Development
  • Tourism
  • Agriculture
  • Science and Technology
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Logistics and Border Crossings
  • Education
  • Security
  • Health
  • Emergency Management (Civil Protection)

Contact Information

Laura Chaparro
Border Governors Conference Coordinator & Chihuahua-Sonora Commissions Coordinator
New Mexico Border Authority
State of New Mexico
(575) 589-6501 Office

The New Mexico Border Authority has hosted governor and mayor meetings at our facility.  For over ten years, the governor binational meetings have been coordinated by Laura Chaparro.  Did you know the Director and Deputy Director participate in bi-national meetings such as Joint Work Committee and BBEXX.