Member Benefits

Definition of a Tierra Grande Member: Person or Entity that is the owner of a “FEE” or “living lot” AND who is subject to present assessment by the corporation shall be a member. Members shall be entitled to one (1) vote for each lot they own. In a case where there are multiple owners – only one (1) vote may be cast.

A member’s rights, including but not limited to the right to vote, may be suspended by resolution of the Board of Directors among other things - if the owner fails to pay the assessment.

Member Benefits Brochure (PDF)

To Be a TGIA Member – you must be the owner of a “FEE” or “living lot” AND subject to present assessment by the corporation to be qualified as a Member (access to Open Space, right to vote, certain services from the Administrative office without charge). If a member fails to pay the Annual Assessment their rights as members may be suspended.

Resolution / Suspension of Membership Rights (PDF)

Board of Directors – The Tierra Grande Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis to govern Tierra Grande in accordance with the Articles of Incorporation. The Board works diligently to promote, develop and protect the common good of its members. All Board meetings are open to the public.

Board Covenant Supervision / Architectural Control Committee – Many people choose to live in Tierra Grande because of the restrictive covenants. Covenants include:

  • Residential lots are to be used only for single family site-built residential purposes. (No mobile, manufactured homes.)
  • Only one (1) residence per lot is allowed.
  • The area under the roof of a single family site built dwelling, including porches and garages, must be 2,000 sq. ft. or more.
  • No zone changes from the Rural Residential zone designation
  • No commercial purposes other than business use operated by people occupying the residence which retains the rural residential zoning
  • No offensive activity, condition, or pollution which may become a nuisance.
  • No lot can be less than five (5) acres

TGIA Office/Information Center – The Tierra Grande Association office distributes information about Tierra Grande and the region through its website and Administrative Office.

The Administrative Office averages:

  • 800 visitors a year
  • Over 3,500 calls and e-mails each year
  • In addition staff mail or distribute thousands of statements, newsletters and hundreds of information packets annually

Historical Documentation of Property Ownership – TGIA staff work diligently to double check records and make sure that deeds are recorded by the appropriate County prior to changing information in our records to assure that property ownership is protected.

Newsletter – The Tierra Grande “Tails N Trails” Newsletter is published three (3) times per year and mailed to all members who are paid to date on fees/assessments.

Land Conservancy – Tierra Grande and members - own over 14,000 acres of pristine Open Space (mountain) property that is being conserved for members use, which does NOT permit hunting or trapping. Much of that acreage borders on the majestic Manzano Mountains part of the Cibola National Forest.

Opportunities for Members to Experience in the Open Space (PDF)

Off Highway Vehicle Policy (PDF)

Without the Tierra Grande Association – The Open Space (mountain) property, Abo Arroyo, and Black Butte, currently protected by Tierra Grande Board supervision, could be destroyed by poachers and vandals. Our rural residential lots would be split to less than five acres, mobile homes would abound, and no entity would be available to enforce the protective covenants.

Roads – The Board of Directors of Tierra Grande has worked hard to submit as many roads as possible to Valencia County for maintenance. ALL roads in Tierra Grande are dirt roads. Tierra Grande is not responsible for the maintenance of roads in the community and does not have the funds to do so.