Veterans Advisory Board


The Car Show has been rescheduled for May 9, 2020.

Honor Flight for April 30th has been cancelled. Attendees will be given first consideration for the October Honor Flight.

Delivery of Hall of Honor Monument has been delayed.

The Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Event has been rescheduled for May 23rd.


  • 9 a.m.
  • 4th Tuesday
  • Room 2007B of City Hall
    700 N Main Street
    Las Cruces, NM 88001


Lawrence Orvis (Chair) American Legion Post 10
Rod Gajewski (Vice Chair) Military Order of the Purple Heart
Jesse Addison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3242
Dr. David Boje Member at Large Number 1
Charles Caves Member at Large Number 3- Student
Carol Gaines Marine Corps League
Roy Martin Disabled American Veterans Chapter 10
Patrick Ramirez Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10124
Hector Sanchez Member at Large Number 2
Christine Sautter Military Officers Association of America
Fred Schneider Vietnam Veterans of America
Kyle Trout Special Forces Association
Karen Woods United Military Women of the SouthWest

The Veterans Advisory Board consists of 13 members who are veterans residing in Dona Ana County. The Board was established to advise City Council on matters affecting veterans and propose solutions to alleviate or address the needs of local veterans and to recognize the contributions local veterans have made. The Board also reviews and provides recommendations related to all matters of physical change to Veterans Memorial Park.

Board Positions

The Veterans Advisory Board currently does not have any open board member positions. If you are interested in serving as a board member in the future, please view a copy of the application. All members must be veterans residing in the county. Completed applications must be turned in at the City of Las Cruces City Clerk's Office for consideration by the mayor and city council.