Peter N. Ives is a graduate of Harvard College (AB cum laude in Philosophy) and Georgetown University Law Center, and is a member of the State Bar of New Mexico and the Navajo Nation Bar Association.
Peter now serves as General Counsel to the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. In December 2019, Peter completed two terms as a City of Santa Fe Councilor. During his time as a City Councilor he has served as Mayor Pro Tem, Chaired the Public Works Committee, the Buckman Direct Diversion Board, the Water Conservation Committee, the Solid Waste Management Authority, and served on the Finance Committee, the Public Utilities Committee, the Coalition of Los Alamos National Laboratory Communities, as the City’s Representative to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, and as City Parliamentarian. Peter continues to serve as the Citizen Alternate on the Buckman Direct Diversion Board. Peter looks now, as he has in the past, to Santa Fe’s Sustainable Future as a guiding principle, acknowledging the deep ties between its diverse cultures and creative economy and respects and honors the historical richness that defines the City. Peter sees Santa Fe as a community that lives intentionally, in which real efforts are made to respect each other and the community. Before joining DCA, Peter was Senior Counsel to The Trust for Public Land, conserving land for people across the Southwest, locally creating the Santa Fe Railyard Park and Sun Mountain Trailhead and other trails.