About Us

The New Mexico State Society of Washington, DC (NMSS) was founded in 1987 by New Mexicans serving Members of Congress on Capitol Hill under the charter of the National Conference of State Societies. In 1993, the group became a non-profit corporation registered in the District of Columbia with a purpose to promote unity and fellowship among New Mexicans living in the Washington, DC area.

Today, we continue to provide unique opportunities for New Mexicans to meet, network, and socialize with other New Mexicans living in and around our nation’s capital.

NMSS historically has hosted a wide range of activities throughout the year including a New Mexico tent at the Spring Virginia Gold Cup, Four Corners Summer Barbeque, Fall Green Chile Roast, and Winter Holiday Fiesta. NMSS members also enjoy Aggie/Lobo game watch parties, New Mexico T-shirt get-togethers, and red/green chile themed dinners held in conjunction with the New Mexico Department of Agriculture. NMSS also sponsors the New Mexico Cherry Blossom Princess during Washington, DC’s famous Cherry Blossom Festival.

Whether you are a New Mexican currently living in Washington, DC or are a New Mexican new to the area, we invite you to become a NMSS member. We can’t wait to meet you at our next event!

– 2019-2021 NMSS Board of Directors

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