Architect & Manager

Billy Garrett was raised in Las Cruces and graduated from Las Cruces High School. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Masters degree in Anthropology from Arizona State University. As a professional architect, Billy knows how to solve problems and achieve real results. As a trained anthropologist, he appreciates the qualities we share as human beings, while understanding the importance of our differences.

Billy’s career includes positions with the City of Phoenix Planning Department, Arizona State Parks, and the National Park Service, in addition to work as a private consultant. Billy knows government from the perspective of a staff professional and a senior manager.

After retiring from federal service in 2009, Billy and his wife Cynthia settled in his family home outside of Mesilla. Motivated by a deep appreciation for the richness of New Mexico and an understanding of the challenges we face, both quickly engaged in community life. In 2010, at the urging of neighbors and friends, Billy ran for and won the District 1 seat on the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners. He was reelected to the Commission in 2014.

“I am not an establishment politician. I’m a professional problem solver with the skills and commitment needed to improve New Mexico’s future.”