Our Board of Directors

Lee Gruber
President, Owner of Syzygy Tilework
Jennifer Olson
Secretary, Communications Specialist at Western New Mexico University
Lucy Whitmarsh
Board Member, Former MainStreet Executive Director
Kevin Lenkner
Board Member, Executive Director of Mimbres Region Arts Council
Miriam P. Olin
Board Member, Owner, moSTE


The Coordinating Council

The SCACD Coordinating Council is a collaborative partnership of diverse organizations and individuals throughout Grant County that encourage the preservation of historic assets, excellence in the arts and cultural education and enterprise, affirmative cross-cultural communication, and vibrant cultural tourism.

Recent participants of the SCACD Coordinating Council's "round table" include the Silver City MainStreet Project, Silver City Public Library, Tour of the Gila, Inc., Western New Mexico University, LGBT Grant County, Southwest New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce, Mimbres Region Arts Council, Western Institute for Lifelong Learning, Silver City Museum, Small Business Development Center, Silver City Gallery Association, Syzygy Tileworks, and the Southwest Council of Government.

The SCACD Coordinating Council meets every second Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. in the conference room of the Murray Ryan Visitor Center. for more information, please contact us.

Our Team


Colleen Morton

Executive Director

Since retiring from the corporate world in 2013, Colleen has run her own web design company and been a partner in a tourism marketing firm based in Eastport, Maine. She has worked for government, nonprofit, and private sector organizations, much of the time working and traveling in Latin America. Now, she's bringing her talents to Silver City as the Executive Director for the SCACD. Colleen is married to her husband, Jim, and together they have one son, Luke, a cat, and two dogs.

Mary Lucero

Administrative Assistant


Rebecca Martin

Visitors Services & Tourism Coordinator

A longtime resident of Silver City, Rebecca - along with her trusty sidekick, Teddy Bear, of course - loves showing off the town and all that it has to offer to visitors at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center. The duo can often be found walking around the downtown Historic District, stopping in and chatting with friends along Bullard Street, or visiting the Silver City Farmers' Market when it's in season.