Member Benefits

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
  • The area under the roof of a single family dwelling, including porches and garages, must be 2,000 sq. ft. or more.
  • No dwelling should exceed 2.5 stories above the finished grade level (protecting the gorgeous views).
  • No manufacturing, commercial or business use other than arts, crafts or professions operated solely by people occupying the residence are allowed.
  • No gas or oil drilling or mining, gravel or quarry operation is permitted; or any offensive activity, condition, or pollution which may become a nuisance

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

The Administrative Office averages:

  • 900 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. It is mailed to all members in good standing.

Land Conservancy – Tierra Grande and members - own over 17,000 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. The Manzanos provide beautiful trails and canyons for exploring, horseback riding, hiking and backpacking.

Without the Tierra Grande Improvement 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. With input from members, The Board of Directors is improving the Open Space property for the enjoyment of Tierra Grande members..

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.