October 24, 2018
This November, voters in Quay County will be asked to invest in the state’s public colleges, universities and specialty schools. General Obligation Bond D (referred to as GO Bond D) is asking voters to approve more than $128 million for needed renovations, upgrades and improvements. If approved, GO Bond D will not increase property taxes.
In Quay County, approval of Bond D will mean an allocation of $800,000 to Mesalands Community College, which will fund renovations to the Math-Science Learning (tutoring) Center and the Business Office area, located in Building A. These Bond D projects will also bring jobs and revenue to the local economy, adding to the community’s economic development and gross receipts tax revenue.
For many of New Mexico’s colleges and universities, including Mesalands Community College, GO Bond D is their only source of funding that allows them to re-invest and modernize facilities they already have, improve safety and technology, and boost degree and certificate programs that give students the knowledge and skills they need to pursue high-paying, in-demand careers.
These voter-approved funds are crucial to ensuring higher education institutions remain competitive and are able to attract the best and brightest students and faculty, as well as provide a quality education.
“Voter support of GO Bond D in November will give Mesalands Community College the ability to reinvest in our infrastructure, allowing us to continue to offer a high-quality educational experience for our students,” said Dr. John Groesbeck, President of Mesalands Community College.
If Bond B passes, the Mesalands Library will also receive $6,600 for library resources, which includes expanding the College’s online research databases for students.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, with polls open for in-person voting from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.