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Born and raised in New Mexico, Rey has lived in District 6 for over 30 years. In that time, he has pursued an interest in film and photography, worked actively in both the education and health services, and served on the board of directors for numerous community organizations.
Rey received a Baccalaureate in Cinematography and Photo-Journalism from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Since 1986, Rey has owned Rey Garduño Photography. He frequently contributes travel and human interest articles and photos to local and national publications.
Rey has also worked extensively in education. From 1974-1986 he worked as a Public Information Officer for Albuquerque Public Schools, where he wrote news releases and photographic illustrations for both internal and external publications. He’s also been active as a parent in his son’s schools and on the Albuquerque T-VI Foundation Board.
In the health services field, Rey has worked as both a Public Affairs Representative at Tingley Hospital and a Marketing Director for UNM Hospitals. He worked on Health Fairs and cooperative marketing outreach efforts to bring services to untapped constituencies in New Mexico. The Health Fairs in January of 2001–2005 typically drew around 25,000 people.
Rey’s community engagement includes acting on the boards for Southwest Community Resources, Common Cause New Mexico, SouthWest Organizing Project, Spina Bifida Association of NM, KIWANIS Club of Albuquerque, and Hispano Chamber of Commerce Board, Education and Outreach.
As a Councilor, Rey brings his perspective as a photographer, his 30-year stake in District 6, and his emphasis on community engagement to Council Office. His perspective and values emphasize government transparency, education, environmental sustainability, and small business concerns. His current term ends November 2011.
Committee Appointments for 2014
- Finance & Government Operations Committee, Chair
- Land Use, Planning & Zoning Committee
- Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority
- Mid-Region Council of Governments / Metropolitan Transportation Board, Executive Board
- Regional Transit District
- Accountability in Government Oversight Committee
- Internal Operations
- Committee on Guidelines for Negotiations
Proven Service to Albuquerque
- Board Vice President, Common Cause New Mexico
- Albuquerque T-VI Foundation Board (now known as CNM)
- Spina Bifida Association of NM Board
- KIWANIS Club of Albuquerque Board
- Hispano Chamber of Commerce Board
- SouthWest Organizing Project Board
- Planned Parenthood of NM Board
- All Faiths Receiving Home Board
- Small Business Owner - Stromberg’s Clothiers & Rey Garduño Photography
District 6 has a thriving community with multiple means for interested residents to become involved and express themselves in the local community. Councilor Garduño encourages residents to participate in neighborhood associations, volunteer groups, or visit historic sites and discover more about the history and culture within District 6.
Councilor Garduño has initiated critical legislation that affects not only his district, but the City of Albuquerque as a whole. For a list of the main legislation that Councilor Garduño has either sponsored or co-sponsored, click here.
Funding for Projects
Councilor Garduño has worked to fund economic development, infrastructure, and recreation improvements for residents in District 6. These projects help improve park quality, economic development, and safety for all residents and visitors in District 6.
Information about the Police Oversight Task Force.
Information about Albuquerque Rail Yards Redevelopment.
This project will identify improvements for pedestrians and other users along this busy transit corridor.
Areas of Albuquerque that are thriving have an identity that everyone recognizes. The Nob Hill area and the Downtown area are good examples. Those identities do not just happen. They must be planned and nurtured.
Information about the Girard Boulevard Complete Streets Master Plan.
This project was initiated at the neighborhood’s request for improvements at the park.
Councilor Rey Garduño and the City of Albuquerque Planning Department are undertaking the development of a Sector Development Plan for the area from San Mateo to Wyoming and Lomas to the southern City limits.
Latest Update on Proposed Roundabout at Rio Grande and Candelaria.
Paseo del Volcan is an essential long-range need for our region. Preparing for this road now will encourage good quality, well-planned development for the west side of the region in the future. This will open up the possibility of future employers and in turn address the jobs/housing imbalance and congestion. It’s time to move this project from the back burner to the front burner.
In 2008, a consultant was hired to develop a concept plan for West Central, including short-term and long-term design concepts for a “Complete Street” from 8th St. to Rancho Seco.
The Paseo del Norte and I-25 Interchange improvements have been a high priority for the City of Albuquerque and the Metropolitan Area for many years. Construction began on October 15, 2013 and should take around 18 months to complete. The New Mexico Department of Transportation is overseeing this project. Traffic engineers and consultants will work to ensure that minimal disruption is experienced during the construction period but we all ask for your patience as we move forward with these important improvements.