The Mayor’s Table with Nate Duckett

The Mayor’s Table with Nate Duckett

Coming to you from Farmington, New Mexico, The Mayor’s Table is a bi-monthly informational podcast about all things Farmington. Mayor Duckett and his guests discuss a variety of topics that impact the community. Tune in every first and third Monday.

Episodes

February 19, 2024 39 mins

Do you know of a place in Farmington where kids ages 6 to 18 can explore their interests, learn about robotics and drones, find mentors, create art, and play sports? 

We do! 

And we're highlighting this facility and its many programs on today's episode of The Mayor's Table.

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Sports offer numerous benefits for children that will have a lasting impact into adulthood.

 

These benefits include:

-Social skills

-Improved confidence

-A higher level of self-esteem

-Discipline and time management

 

Engaging in sports also promotes overall physical well-being and establishes a strong foundation for lifelong healthy habits.

 

Mayor Duckett recently sat down with local leaders representing swimming, soccer, golf, ...

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January 15, 2024 30 mins

"You have arrived! This is the place where people succeed!" 

San Juan College has grown tremendously through the years, enhancing its commitment to providing exceptional educational opportunities. With 140+ programs, affordable tuition, and the recent addition of student housing, the college is an invaluable asset to our community.

Are you familiar with TeachUp? This program was started to address the teacher shortage in New Mexic...

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As we usher in 2024, we’re excited to kick off the new year with an insightful episode of The Mayor’s Table featuring special guests, councilors Jakino, Rodgers, and Bingham-Kelly. 

City government plays a pivotal role in the daily lives of citizens. From infrastructure to public safety, your local elected leaders influence the quality of life for everyone who lives, works, and plays in Farmington.

Today, Mayor Duckett and city cou...

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December 18, 2023 54 mins

Join us for this year’s final episode of The Mayor’s Table as Mayor Duckett sits down with a true pillar of justice — Retired Judge Bill Liese. 

With an impressive career spanning over a half-century, Judge Liese has not only worn the prestigious robe of a municipal judge but also served as a law enforcement officer with the Farmington Police Department.

Among his many accomplishments, Judge Liese played a pivotal role in establish...

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December 4, 2023 32 mins

It’s the Season of Giving. Today’s guests are talking about their nonprofit and how it facilitates 100% of donated funds to LOCAL charitable organizations to help San Juan County residents.

And guess how much those funds are — nearly $1 million annually. YOU ROCK, community! Thank you for your generosity.

Tune in to today’s Mayor’s Table to learn more about this organization, including how they’re working to address gaps in resourc...

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We’re kicking off the holiday season with special guests Jamie Church from the Farmington Chamber of Commerce and Tonya Stinson from the Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Join Mayor Duckett and his guests as they unwrap the ultimate guide to holiday festivities in Farmington—a cherished annual tradition here on The Mayor’s Table!

Explore the season's magic with the FCVB’s community calendar, packed with holiday fun like th...

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November 6, 2023 27 mins

Come meet old friends and make new ones at the Farmington Indian Center!

 

Did you know the Farmington Indian Center attracts people from all over the world and even attracted a popular YouTuber with 5 million+ subscribers?

 

Tune in to today’s episode of The Mayor’s Table with guest Myra Newman to learn more about the center and why it’s a popular place for locals and visitors. 

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We're coming to you with good news about utility rates on this special episode of The Mayor's Table with FEUS Director Hank Adair!

You may have seen Farmington Electric Utility System's announcement on Wednesday about rates returning to their traditionally low level following a challenging year.

Hank joined Mayor Duckett to provide additional insight on the rate reduction and future strategies to keep customer costs low.

Please tak...

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October 23, 2023 33 mins

Ready to dive into the world of outdoor adventure but not ready to splurge on gear?

Tune in to the latest episode of The Mayor’s Table, where Mayor Duckett and his guest explore an avenue for trying new activities without committing to big equipment purchases. 

Plus…learn about a surprisingly fun sport that’s affordable, open to everyone, and turns your walk into a workout.

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September 18, 2023 28 mins

Two of the busiest weekends in Farmington are coming up, and Mayor Duckett and his guests have all the info!

Mark your calendars for Sept. 29-Oct. 1 and Oct. 5-7 for all the fun fall festivities in Farmington. One of these signature events has a new twist this year.

What are the events? Tune in to today's episode of The Mayor's Table with Jamie Church and Natalie Spruell to find out.

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September 11, 2023 33 mins

We’re stepping back in time to explore the fruit that’s a significant part of Farmington’s origin story—apples!

Tom Taylor and museum director Bart Wilsey sat down with the mayor to talk about Farmington’s rich apple history and how it helped shape the economy.

Hear their discussion on today’s episode of The Mayor’s Table. 

And be sure to come out and celebrate our community’s unique connection with apples and love of chile at the ...

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August 21, 2023 47 mins

Community transformation is the topic of today's episode of The Mayor's Table! 

We're working to improve livability for our residents and create a landscape attractive to businesses and people wanting to relocate, from families to remote workers and retirees.

Bisti Bay Water Park, Lake Farmington improvements, Complete Streets, and the ongoing expansion of our trail system are just a few of the many community transformation project...

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August 11, 2023 24 mins

On Wednesday, Farmington Electric Utility System announced that the power cost adjustment would be reduced, lowering customer utility bills by approximately 20%.

The reduction will happen in two phases and be reflected in utility bills beginning October 1. 

On today's special episode of The Mayor's Table, FEUS director Hank Adair provides further details about the PCA, factors that affect electricity rates, and the utility’s integr...

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July 17, 2023 53 mins

If you missed the unveiling of the FY24 annual budget during the May 9 city council meeting, we've got the replay on today's episode of The Mayor's Table.

 

The annual budget is a comprehensive document that provides an avenue for continued expansion and development and sets the stage for a future of sustained growth and enhanced services for the community. 

 

The fiscal year 2024 budget funds City services from July 1, 2023, throu...

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July 3, 2023 23 mins

Farmington's been host to the Connie Mack World Series since 1965. Each year, top-tier teams from around the country come to play in the tournament, with some players going on to achieve greatness in Major League Baseball.

Mark Varley, chairman of the Connie Mack World Series Committee, joined Mayor Duckett at the iconic stadium at Ricketts Park to talk about this year's event, which runs July 20-29.

Hear their discussion on today'...

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June 19, 2023 13 mins

Saddle up for today's episode of The Mayor's Table! Representatives from the San Juan Trail Riders joined Mayor Duckett to share their love of the equestrian lifestyle.  

 

Hear the history of the area's equestrian trials, where you can watch competitive riding and opportunities to explore our beautiful public lands on horseback. 

 

Plus...did you know horses have the right of way on shared-use trails? Learn what to do when encount...

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June 5, 2023 23 mins

Welcome summer! Outdoor lovers and active families — it's your season — and Farmington is THE PLACE to be for outdoor fun! Join Mayor Duckett and Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Director Natalie Spruell as they chat about everything our area has to offer in outdoor recreation.

With 58+ parks, open spaces, and trails, your summer days will be packed full of fun activities like pickleball, swimming, golfing, biking, hiking, ...

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We’re teeing off a brand new era at Pinon Hills Golf Course! It’s ranked one of the top municipal courses in the U.S., with golfers coming from around the country to play there.

 

And it just got some major upgrades!  

 

Join Mayor Duckett and special guests Chris Jones and Rick Page as they discuss the exciting renovations and grand reopening of this legend in the desert golf landscape. 

 

You don’t want to miss this hole-in-one c...

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Attention all angling aficionados! We’re throwing it back to 2018 and reeling in one of our favorite episodes of The Mayor’s Table. Join Mayor Duckett and his expert guest Hank Adair as they cast their lines and tackle the topic of fly fishing on the San Juan River.

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