The mission of the Public Works Department is to provide timely, cost effective customer focused capital improvement and maintenance services to residents, businesses, guests, and City departments so they can experience safe, reliable, energy efficient, and accessible public infrastructure for our community.
The Public Works Department is a diversified department that takes pride in its work and directly contributes every day to making Las Cruces the best place to live, play and prosper. It operates on the principle of continuous improvement and we work hard to continually streamline our operations, by examining what we do, why we do it and how we do it so we can achieve more with less. This process is aligned with the City’s strategic goals of being fiscally sustainable and operationally excellent. By operating as we do we will help the City to accomplish its primary goal and make Las Cruces the best place to live.
Public Works builds the City's streets, installs its water lines, gas lines, sewers and storm drains, constructs public buildings and service facilities, and builds and maintains roads and streets.
David Maestas, P.E., CGPM
Public Works Director