The Mayor’s Table with Nate Duckett

Coming to you from Farmington, New Mexico, The Mayor’s Table is a bi-monthly informational podcast about all things Farmington. Mayor Duckett and his guests discuss a variety of topics that impact the community. Tune in every first and third Monday.

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Episodes

FY25 Budget

3 days ago

3 days ago

If you missed the unveiling of the FY25 annual budget during the May 14 city council meeting, we've got the replay on today's special episode of The Mayor's Table.
The annual budget is a comprehensive document that provides an avenue for continued expansion and development and sets the stage for a future of sustained growth and enhanced services for the community. 
The fiscal year 2025 budget funds City services from July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025.
Tune in to today's episode to hear how your tax dollars are allocated for resources to vital areas such as public safety, infrastructure, economic diversification, and recreational opportunities. 
You’ll also hear about the City's funding sources, the budget process, the effects of the gross receipts tax hold harmless provision, and the City's accomplishments and goals.

Monday Jun 03, 2024

Happy June!
Get ready for an exciting summer! 
The Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department has a diverse range of activities and events lined up to keep you busy throughout the sunny days of summer.
PRCA Director Natalie Spruell is showcasing some of our most exciting offerings on today’s episode of The Mayor’s Table.
With 12 divisions and 50+ parks and open spaces under its department, the PRCA has something for everyone—no matter your age or interest.
Tune in to today’s episode to learn about PRCA summer programming, including
-Fun family activities
-Aquatics
-Theater performances
-Art for everyone
-Science for kids 
And a new program at the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter.
 
 

Visit Farmington

Monday May 20, 2024

Monday May 20, 2024

Visit Farmington, formerly known as the Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau, is the premier destination marketing organization for Farmington.
On today’s episode of The Mayor’s Table, Visit Farmington’s Executive Director Tonya Stinson joins Mayor Duckett to discuss their work to attract visitors to the area.
Listen to today’s episode to hear about Visit Farmington’s
-Various initiatives
-Community calendar
-Recent travels to promote Farmington
-Membership opportunities
And how you can help spread the word…Farmington is a great place to live, work, play, and visit! 
“Love your community, be proud of it, talk good about it online and in-person!” Tonya Stinson.

Monday May 06, 2024

How lucky are we *Farmington* to have STUNNING river trails where you can indulge in the benefits of nature?
But it wasn’t luck that this 8 ½ mile trail system evolved into the beloved community gem it is today, where individuals and families enjoy
-Walking
-Running
-Biking
-Picnicking
-Birdwatching
-Reading
-Relaxing
-Taking pictures
 
The list goes on.
 
It was because of the vision, dedication, and hard work of people who are passionate about protecting the rivers while enhancing the river corridors for all to enjoy.
 
On today’s episode of The Mayor’s Table, hear from representatives of the organization that kick-started the evolution of Farmington’s treasure of trails along the Animas River.
 
Plus, get details on this year’s Riverfest, happening Memorial Day weekend. 

Monday Apr 15, 2024

Police departments nationwide are struggling to recruit and retain officers.
Resignations are up 47%, Louisiana declared a state of emergency due to a police officer shortage, and NYC deployed the National Guard in its subway to help deter crime.
On today’s episode of The Mayor’s Table, Farmington Police Chief Steve Hebbe is discussing some of the reasons behind the national challenge to recruit officers and how this staffing crisis is affecting communities. 
He’ll also share insight into FPD’s recruiting and retention efforts and what citizens can do to help improve this situation.

Monday Apr 01, 2024

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to raise public awareness about sexual violence and advocate for its prevention.
For the last 20 years, Sexual Assault Services of Northwest New Mexico has been a vital resource for survivors and their families, providing
-SANE Exams
-Therapy
-And Advocacy
 
SAS also conducts outreach, community education, and school-based primary prevention programs. 
 
SAS’s director, Eleana Butler, recently met with Mayor Duckett to discuss the organization’s work over the last twenty years and how it’s expanded to serve residents in neighboring communities.
 
Hear their discussion and learn how you can support this nonprofit organization on today’s episode of The Mayor’s Table.

Bonnie Dallas Senior Center

Monday Mar 18, 2024

Monday Mar 18, 2024

The Bonnie Dallas Senior Center has an interesting history dating back to the '80s. Since then, it has expanded from its original services and become a beloved community center where seniors can connect, learn, and have fun.
The center serves over 300 meals a day to seniors and offers a variety of activities and classes, including:
-Monthly BINGO
-Saturday Night Date Night Dances
-Creative Writing Groups
-Arts & Crafts
-Piano Lessons
-Basic Spanish Classes
-Card Games
It also hosts the annual High Desert Games in association with New Mexico Senior Olympics.
And that’s not all!
Tune in to today’s episode of The Mayor's Table to learn more about the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center and the important role it plays in our community.
 

Monday Mar 04, 2024

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way—things I had no words for," Georgia O'Keeffe .
Art is an important component of the initiatives we've created here in Farmington. Public art evokes feelings of joy, inspires conversation, and creates an inviting atmosphere for people to enjoy. 
Bev Taylor and Flo Trujillo recently sat down with Mayor Duckett to discuss Farmington's growing art scene.
These women have been long-time supporters of local artists and instrumental in bringing art to downtown—the HeART of Farmington.
Tune in to the latest episode of The Mayor's Table as Bev and Flo share their insights on the power of art in shaping our city's identity and bringing people together.

Monday Feb 19, 2024

Do you know of a place in Farmington where kids ages 6 to 18 can explore their interests, learn about robotics and drones, find mentors, create art, and play sports? 
We do! 
And we're highlighting this facility and its many programs on today's episode of The Mayor's Table.

Youth Sports in Farmington

Monday Feb 05, 2024

Monday Feb 05, 2024

Sports offer numerous benefits for children that will have a lasting impact into adulthood.
 
These benefits include:
-Social skills
-Improved confidence
-A higher level of self-esteem
-Discipline and time management
 
Engaging in sports also promotes overall physical well-being and establishes a strong foundation for lifelong healthy habits.
 
Mayor Duckett recently sat down with local leaders representing swimming, soccer, golf, football, track and field, softball, and baseball. 
 
These individuals are dedicated to ensuring area youth have opportunities to play in sports. 
 
Hear their discussion on today's episode of The Mayor's Table.
 

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