Sierra Blanca, Ruidoso, NM

Sierra Blanca, Ruidoso, NM

Living in Nature's Playground

From the slopes of Ski Apache to the thundering hooves at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, Ruidoso is the premier year-round playground of the Sacramento Mountains! Ruidoso is a tight-knit community of longtime residents, second-homeowners and loyal visitors - all of which play a vital role in the day-to-day business that takes place in the village.

Those who live and work here are proud to call it home. Those who visit come back time and again. That says it all...

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Village of Ruidoso Manager Timothy P. Dodge

Ruidoso Village Manager, Timothy P. Dodge

Ruidoso Village Manager, Timothy P. Dodge

Welcome to the Village of Ruidoso New Mexico! Ruidoso is a wonderful community with a small town atmosphere coupled with the benefits of a thriving community. The Village employees work diligently to cultivate a culture of excellence that consistently reflects a passion to make our vision of “Living in Nature's Playground" a reality.

On August 13, 2019, Timothy P. Dodge was appointed as Village Manager by Mayor Lynn D. Crawford and confirmed by the Village Council. As the Village Manager, Dodge serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Village.

Dodge served as the Planning Department Director for the Village of Ruidoso from 2018 to 2019. Prior to that, he worked as a City Manager for the City of Las Vegas, New Mexico and for the City of Santa Rosa New Mexico for 14 years. Dodge has a B.A. In Business Administration from New Mexico Highlands University, is a member of the New Mexico City Managers Association and is a credentialed ICMA Manager.  

In his role as Village Manager, Dodge coordinates the implementation of the Governing Body policy decisions and the initiation of all intergovernmental operations of the Village. He is responsible for directing the various departments and providing guidance in the implementation of the mandates of the Governing Body to ensure that quality of life is met for the citizens of the Village of Ruidoso.