The New Mexico Amigos is a private, non-profit, non-partisan corporation chartered under the laws of the State of New Mexico and officially designated Goodwill Ambassadors for New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. The Amigos is a unique organization in that it is not supported by public funds, is free to select its activities, and represents New Mexico as whole rather than a city or an area. Its members are distinguished New Mexico civic, business, industrial and professional leaders who devote time and financial support to the organization.
An Amigo must be a leader in his or her community, a decision maker in his or her business, company or profession, and meet other rigid membership qualifications. The organization is limited to two hundred eighty active members and is governed by a Board of Directors headed by a President.
While the annual Goodwill Flight attracts the most attention, the Amigos participate in many other activities to promote the state of New Mexico. Frequently they act as hosts for important groups visiting the state. They support the programs of other organizations that are acting in the interest of New Mexico.