CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS: WARD 1
|Nick G. Salcido
Nick G. Salcido was born and raised in Carlsbad, New Mexico. The Salcido families have been long time residents of Carlsbad. Nick has been married to Lydia Franco Salcido for 42 years. Lydia has worked for the Carlsbad Schools for 28 years. They have four children; Tony and Xavier whom are residents of Carlsbad, Pamela lives in Portales and Nick Jr. has been in the military and for the past 5 years and is now stationed in Korea.
Nick graduated from Carlsbad Senior High School in 1963 and has four years of college from Eastern New Mexico University in the Educational field. Nick was one of the founders of the federally funded Youth Tutoring Youth Program under the ESSA program (from 1967 to 1970) and worked as a consultant in field of "Relationships between the Schools and the Chicano Community" for the University of New Mexico Cultural Studies and Awareness Program. Nick is a retired office supervisor with the New Mexico Department of Labor, with a total of 28 years with the State of New Mexico. He is also a retired military veteran with 4 years in the Army and 24 years in the National Guard.
This is Nick's first term as member of the Carlsbad City Council from Ward 1. Nick is a former Carlsbad Board of Education member and was School Board Secretary. He is a founding member of the Eddy County Hispanic Leadership Council and has established a Neighborhood Association in ward 1; a volunteer advisory group who seek to preserve the strengths of our neighborhoods and build a sense of community; by participating and being involved in the improvement of ward 1 and city of Carlsbad. Meetings are held quarterly.