Peter IvesFormer Councilmember
Santa Fe, NM

Peter Ives

Councilor Peter N. Ives was elected in 2012 and is serving his first term as City Councilor representing District 2.

He serves on these boards and committees:

Mayor Pro Tem
Water Conservation Committee - Chair
City Business and Quality of Life Committee - Vice-Chair
Public Utilities Committee - Member

Councilor Ives ran on a platform of supporting sustainability and recycling programs, encouraging public participation, and finding alternative solutions to common problems that affect neighborhoods such as traffic that is diverted through neighborhoods when a road is under construction. He is working to strengthen programs that encourage more tourism.


The City Council’s only attorney, Ives has been the Senior Counsel for the Trust for Public Lands (TPL) since 1998. He spent 15 years in private law practice prior to joining TPL. Ives serves on the boards of the New Mexico Activities Association Foundation, Diné People’s Legal Services, and New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts. He serves as an officer of the Knights of Columbus for St. Francis Cathedral Council 1717.

Councilor Ives has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Harvard College and a law degree from Georgetown University. He is married to attorney Patricia Salazar-Ives. They have three grown children, Sarah, Carolyn, and Patrick.