MAYOR OF CARLSBAD
Dale W. Janway, Mayor
City of Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway has served as Mayor of Carlsbad, New Mexico, since March 2010. He has worked in the Safety, Health and Environmental field in the Potash and Oil and Gas Industry.
Mayor Janway is proud to serve Carlsbad during a period of tremendous growth and prosperity. During the past few years, this community has seen progress with the Halagueno Arts Park, the Carlsbad Veteran’s Memorial Park and, very soon, the Carlsbad Water Park, as well as many other developments. The Double Eagle Water Project will ensure that our citizens have water for years to come. Mayor Janway hosts an annual oil and gas summit and prayer breakfast every year, and both have been highly successful. These are just a few examples of what goes on in Carlsbad every year. Mayor Janway very proudly supports the many groups and organizations dedicated to this community. You won’t find anyone with a deeper love for Carlsbad.
He previously served four terms on the Carlsbad City Council, and has been involved in many community and civic organizations; he has served on numerous boards of local organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce, Carlsbad Beautification, Community Health Advisory Panel, New Mexico Mine Safety Advisory Board and the Martin Luther King Scholarship Foundation, Carlsbad Community Foundation, Heritage Park and, many others.
He is married to Cheryle, and they have 3 children; Scott, married to Deborah; Robin, married to Matt; and Stephen, married to Jessica; and 8 grandchildren, D'Laney, Jordan, Scotti, Ashlyn, Kaitlyn, Justus, Alex and Grant.
Carlsbad/Eddy Delegation Members Laud Successful
White House Visit
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway, Eddy County District 5 Commissioner Susan Crockett, and former State Representative John Heaton praised what they called a highly productive meeting with key White House officials Friday in Washington D.C.
The Carlsbad/Eddy delegation met with Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Jerry Abramson, as well as other members of his staff, during an official visit to the White House.
“The common thread that ran through what we discussed is the importance of support key to the health of rural communities,” stated Mayor Janway. “We sincerely appreciated the opportunity to meet with Mr. Abramson and other White House officials to discuss these critical subjects.”
Key topics addressed in the meeting included:
· A status update on the Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and the facility’s plans to open in December.
· A discussion about the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program, specifically in relation to the Bureau of Land Management, and the need to permanently fund the program.
Eddy County is the State’s largest recipient of PILT, a program constantly under attack in Congress. The Carlsbad/Eddy delegation stressed the need to permanently fund the program and the important role PILT money plays in maintaining local infrastructure.
· A discussion emphasizing the importance of the Essential Air Service (EAS) program to rural communities such as Carlsbad and Eddy County.
“With Essential Air Service, those contracts are always under duress, and it is so important for us as a community, as well as for core industries, to have consistent access to air travel,” Heaton stated.
· An update on the Eddy Lea Energy Alliance’s to locate an interim storage facility for spent fuel in Southeastern New Mexico.
During the interim storage discussion, Eddy/Carlsbad officials stressed the fact that a consolidated facility for spent nuclear fuel would greatly reduce federal expenses. Heaton is the chair of the Carlsbad Mayor’s Nuclear Task Force and co-chair of the Eddy Lea Energy Alliance.
The Carlsbad and Eddy County representatives also updated the White House on economic issues related to the oil and gas industry, as well as potash. The group also discussed tourism. Members of the White House staff asked if President Obama’s visit to Carlsbad Caverns National Park had an impact on tourism, Crockett explained.
“We asked how they picked the Caverns, and apparently it was because one of the President’s daughters saw Al Roker there on television and wanted to go,” she said.
The meeting was part of a whirlwind trip through Washington D.C. by the three delegates, who also met with New Mexico congressmen and key members of the House and Senate appropriations committees.
Pictured from left: Former State Representative and Mayor’s Nuclear Task Force Chair John Heaton, District 5 Eddy County Comissioner Susan Crockett, and Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway, prior to a meeting with White House officials on July 15, 2016.