Business View Civil and Municipal | April/May 2022

32 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 3, ISSUE 3 AT A GLANCE FARMINGTON, NEWMEXICO WHAT: A thriving, scenic city; population 46,000 WHERE: San Juan County in northeast New Mexico WEBSITE: A jolt is something unexpected. It’s a shock. It’s a surprise. It’s something that can inspire positive change. In a world that can often become mundane or routine, sometimes all it takes is a little jolt to wake up and feel alive. The City of Farmington, New Mexico, is a community that is doing just that. They’ve been on a mission to energize their community and entice folks to come. And what they’ve done – what they continue to do – is impressive to say the least. Mayor Nate Duckett, life-long resident of Farmington, reports, “We have a long history here of producing energy out of the ground. We sit on one of the largest natural gas basins in the United States so a lot of what built this community is, and has been, related to energy.” Farmington is using that past energy to spark some new energy into their future. They’ve been purposeful with their revitalizing campaigns and that, in turn, has fueled new life in their city. Duckett adds, “We are trying to capitalize on that above ground energy and focus on initiatives that highlight the quality of life here.” Located at the northwest corner of New Mexico, Farmington is in the heart of the Four Corners, right where Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico connect. Farmington’s Economic Development Director, Warren Unsicker, says, “Farmington is the center of adventure. There’s so many bucket list things within an hour and GTON EXICO , ourney