A direct descendent of the Spanish trader and settler, Antonio Gil Y'Barbo, who founded the historic town of Nacogdoches , Texas in 1779, we are proud to have Mr. Peter R. Ibarbo III as our Public Information Officer.
Mr. Ibarbo comes from a long generation of Hispanic Americans. Mr. Ibarbo grew up in the small town of San Miguel, New Mexico located roughly 40 miles from the U.S./Mexico border. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration & Minor in Marketing. Prior to joining the City of Sunland Park, Mr. Ibarbo served as the Southwest Region's Deputy District Director for U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce of New M
exico's 2nd Congressional District.   

Mr. Ibarbo has an extensive background in public relations and has lived in Washington D.C., Mexico City, Chihuahua City, El Paso, Texas, Cd. Juarez and throughout Southern New Mexico. He was part of the marketing team that developed New Mexico's booming industrial area of Santa Teresa between the years of 2000-2010. He was instrumental in establishing the state of New Mexico's International Business Accelerator (IBA) Program -  where he followed in his ancestor's footsteps facilitating trade as the IBA's Senior Trade Specialist managing cross-border trade and international affairs.

Mr. Ibarbo has taught courses in Economics, Business, and Strategic Management. He served on the Board of Directors of the Las Cruces Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and served on the Board of the New Mexico Border Industrial Association.

City of Sunland Park
Public Information Office
1000 McNutt Road
Sunland Park, NM 88063
Tel: (575) 589-7565 Ext. 1009