About District 1 Councilor Ken Sanchez
Email Councilor Ken Sanchez: [email protected]
Committee Appointments for 2015
- Finance and Government Operations Committee
- Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority
- Mid-Region Council of Governments / Metropolitan Transportation Board
- Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau, Alternate
- Internal Operations
- Hispano Chamber of Commerce
Ken Sanchez is serving his third term as Albuquerque City Councilor for District 1. Councilor Sanchez also served the city by working toward a balanced and responsible budget as Committee of the Whole Chair in 2011, 2009, 2008, and 2006. He has been appointed to as Chair of the Finance and Government Committee in 2012. Councilor Sanchez was also elected unanimously as Chair of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo Water Utility Authority Board on January 25, 2012. In addition to the above mentioned committees, both city sponsored as well as non-city sponsored that require council participation. Councilor Sanchez has also had the honor of serving the public as County Commissioner from 1995-2002.
Councilor Sanchez has lived on Albuquerque’s West Side for more than 40 years. He operates an accounting firm on West Central Avenue and is an enrolled agent to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. Councilor Sanchez is also the president of Ken Sanchez & Associates Realty.
Councilor Sanchez is committed to improving the lives of Albuquerque’s Westside residents and the city as a whole. Among his many efforts, he has worked with the community, the City Council, the previous and current Mayor, other elected officials, and local businesses to bring much needed economic retail development to the Southwest Mesa. In light of the rapid growth on the Westside, Councilor Sanchez is working to bring a new fire station that will better serve the community, a full service library at Central and Unser, and a renovated Community Center. In addition to working for more jobs and places for people to shop near their homes, he has also recognized the need for better and additional infrastructure. He obtained funding to extend 98th Street south to Senator Dennis Chavez Blvd. which will better serve the students that attend Atrisco Heritage Academy and the residents of the far SW communities. He also contributed to the extension of Unser Blvd. to Senator Dennis Chavez.