Steve Henderson

City Council
Title: Councilor, Ward 2
Phone: 575-637-6291
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Steve Henderson

Committees &   Vice-Chair of the City of Roswell‘s Finance Committee

Memberships    Member of the City of Roswell’s Public Safety Committee

                                Member, New Mexico Municipal League Board of Directors

                                Chair, NMML Community, Economic Development, Governmental Operations &

                                Human Resources Committee

                                President, Eastern New Mexico University Roswell Foundation

                                Member, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve – Roswell Committee

                                Certified Lay Minister, First United Methodist Church, Roswell, NM

                                Member, Roswell/Chaves County Economic Development Corporation

                                Member, Roswell Chamber of Commerce

Elected to his fifth term March, 2016, Councilor Steve Henderson serves on the Finance and Public Safety Committees of the Roswell City Council. In addition to his regular City Council duties, Steve serves as a Board Member of the Southeastern New Mexico Economic Development District and he is an elected Board Member of the New Mexico Municipal League.

An experienced community leader, Henderson currently serves as President of the Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell Foundation Board of Directors and is a member of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Roswell Committee. Councilor Henderson has served as president/chair for the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, ENMU-R College Board, MainStreet Roswell, Roswell Association of Realtors, Realtors Association of New Mexico, Roswell Rotary Club, St. Mary’s Hospital, Christian Churches of New Mexico, Rio Hondo District of the Boy Scouts of America, the Salvation Army and the Chaves County Cancer Society. He is a six year veteran of the New Mexico Army National Guard.

A graduate of Roswell High School and a Master of Business Administration degree from Eastern New Mexico University, Henderson is a Certified Municipal Official awarded by the New Mexico Municipal League.  In the past, he has received special honors from the Roswell Association of Realtors, New Mexico Association of Realtors, Keep New Mexico Beautiful, Chaves County Commissioners, Leadership Roswell Alumni Association, New Mexico Municipal League, ENMU-R and the New Mexico Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee. In 2016, Governor Susanna Martinez awarded Henderson the “New Mexico Metal of Merit.”  Councilor Henderson is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association and Elks Lodge #969 and member of the First United Methodist Church.

Councilor Henderson worked in the private sector for thirty-two years in real estate brokerage, title insurance/abstract business and wholesale building supplies. He completed his working career in the public sector working for the City of Roswell for fourteen years as an administrator in property management and grant administration. During his tenure with the city, Steve managed the city’s properties and over $7 million in grant and legislative money for a variety of projects such as Housing Rehab, Roswell Recycles, Main Street Reconstruction, Convention and Civic Center, CDBG Streets and Drainage Projects, Pecos Trails Transit, Boys and Girls Club, Levi Strauss Re-Training, Roswell Independent Schools Beautification, Roswell Parks, Keep Roswell Beautiful, Tree City U.S.A. and the Roswell Museum and Art Center.

Councilor Henderson is married to his high school sweetheart, Carol Jane Roberts, a retired Goddard High School educator. They have four grown children and five grandchildren. He enjoys his work on the City Council, family, church, good friends, and travel.

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