City Commission


Mayor Sam Cobb
Term of Office Expires: 12-31-2025


District 1

R. Finn Smith
575-397-2411 Ext. 242
Term of Office Expires: 12-31-2025

District 2

Christopher Mills
Term of Office Expires: 12-31-2025

District 3

Larron Fields
Term of Office Expires: 12-31-2025

District 4

Joseph Calderon
Term of Office Expires: 12-31-2027

District 5

Roy Dwayne Penick
Term of Office Expires: 12-31-2027

District 6

Don R. Gerth
Term of Office Expires: 12-31-2027

Contact the Mayor or any City Commissioner:

(575) 397-9200
200 E. Broadway St.
Hobbs, NM

Are you not sure which Commissioner represents your district? Reference the map below to find out which District you live in.

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City Commission Rules and Procedures

Addressing the Commission

The City of Hobbs is interested in hearing concerns and suggestions from residents and businesses. Citizen input on community issues is truly valued and appreciated. Individuals may address members of the City Commission at official meetings, public hearings or at any other time via telephone, email or written communication.

Open Meetings Act

A resolution stating the reasonable notice procedures for the City of Hobbs pursuant to the New Mexico Open Meetings Act

City of Hobbs Open Meetings Act - Resolution No. 7430

Meeting Procedures

The Hobbs City Commission has adopted Rules of Procedure by ordinance for the Mayor and City Commission and for the conduct of its governing body meetings. View a full copy of the Rules of Procedure here.

City Commission Meetings

The regular meetings of the Hobbs City Commission are held on the first and third Mondays of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chamber at City Hall. Any regular meeting that falls on an observed holiday is held at the same time and place on the next business day or as approved by the City Commission.

All meeting agendas are available on the City’s website at least 72-hours prior to the meeting. The regular meetings, special meetings and work sessions are broadcast live on KHBX FM 99.3 Radio and available for viewing via Livesteam. [Live Video Stream and Archives]

2024 Meeting Schedule

  • Monday January 8, 2024
  • Monday January 22, 2024
  • Monday February 5, 2024
  • Tuesday February 20, 2024
  • Monday March 4, 2024
  • Monday March 18, 2024
  • Monday April 1, 2024
  • Monday April 15, 2024
  • Monday May 6, 2024
  • Monday May 20, 2024
  • Monday June 3, 2024
  • Monday June 17, 2024
  • Monday July 1, 2024
  • Monday July 15, 2024
  • Monday August 5, 2024
  • Monday August 19, 2024
  • Tuesday September 3, 2024
  • Monday September 16, 2024
  • Monday October 7, 2024
  • Monday October 21, 2024
  • Monday November 4, 2024
  • Monday November 18, 2024
  • Monday December 2, 2024
  • Monday December 16, 2024

Public Comment at City Commission Meetings

Public comment is permitted at City Commission Meetings. Each member of the public wishing to provide public comment shall register to do so by signing the Public Comment Registration Form located in the Commission Chamber prior to commencement of the meeting.

Inspection of Public Records

The New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act allows the public access to records maintain by local government with certain limitations. View the Notice of Right to Inspect Public Records here. Request forms are available on the City’s website and will be handled in the manner provided by law.

City of Hobbs Video:

Understanding Local Laws & Accessing Them Online

Each day is an opportunity to gain more knowledge. In this video, Assistant City Attorney Valerie Chacon covers the basics on local laws and also provides tips of where you can access Hobbs municipal laws on our website.

We hope you find this information useful and are able to better understand local government!

View Video

Municipal Laws

The City of Hobbs has adopted and enforces various laws called "ordinances". An ordinance is a law that is specific only to the municipality. The ordinances for the City of Hobbs are compiled in the Hobbs Municipal Code. The City of Hobbs has also adopted its own set of traffic laws. These laws are compiled in the Uniform Traffic Ordinance. Both the Hobbs Municipal Code and the Uniform Traffic Ordinance are enforced by the various departments in the City of Hobbs organization. Any court cases that result from enforcement of the Hobbs Municipal Code and the Uniform Traffic Ordinance are heard in the Hobbs Municipal Court. Both the Hobbs Municipal Code and the Uniform Traffic Ordinance can be found by clicking on the links below.

Municode Uniform Traffic Ordinance