Timothy Jennings has been mayor of Roswell since March 2022. It is the latest in the positions of public service he has held for many years.

He served as a Chaves County commissioner before becoming a state senator for 34 years, including time as the Senate Pro Tem. As a state senator, Tim represented a district that not only included portions of Chaves County, but also parts of Eddy, Lincoln and Otero counties.

Tim was born and raised in Roswell, one of six children in the family, and graduated from New Mexico Military Institute. He then earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Creighton University in Nebraska and took courses in agriculture at New Mexico State University. As a rancher in southeast New Mexico, Tim has raised sheep and cattle. 

Tim has five children, some of which have careers in health and agriculture. He and his late wife, Patty, shared a passion for health policy. 

Today, as Roswell mayor, Tim describes his goals as making city government work for all of the local residents, enabling Roswell to become a more thriving community, and increasing the availability of high-quality jobs for our children.