Born in El Paso, TX, and raised in Sunland Park, NM, Mayor Javier Perea is 100 % local . Mayor Perea has always excelled in academics and graduated salutatorian from high school and received a Bachelor of Business Administration with honors from New Mexico State University . His calling for public service has always been evident through his involvement in numerous organizations at school and the community, often taking senior leadership roles . Mayor Perea officially took public office on August 2, 2012, and has been adamantly working to address the City’s many challenges including organization, planning, finance, economic development, transportation, and infrastructure .

Keeping in spirit with his commitment to public service, Mayor Perea currently serves on the El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization, South Central Council of Governments, South Central Regional Transit District(Vice - Chair), Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority(Vice - Chair), New Mexico Municipal League Policy / Resolutions Committee, Camino Real Consortium, Anthony Chamber of Commerce(Board member), and recently joined the US Conference of Mayors . “The City is at the cusp of great potential . Nestled between El Paso, Las Cruces, and Ciudad Juarez, it is the heart of the region . The future success of our City will take the collaboration of our elected officials and the people they represent, along with the businesses and a responsive, ethical government . I am committed to our new beginning!”

SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico 88063