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About the Councilor

About District 5 Councilor Cynthia Borrego
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Email Councilor Cynthia Borrego: [email protected]

Committee Appointments for 2018

  • Land Use, Planning, and Zoning, Chair
  • Mid-Region Council of Governments, Executive Board / Metropolitan Transportation Board
  • Regional Transit District
  • Accountability in Government Oversight Committee, Alternate
  • Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Committee on Guidelines for Negotiations
  • Explora


Councilor Cynthia D. Borrego is a Native New Mexican and a two-time UNM Lobo, achieving a Bachelor of Science from the University’s College of Education and a Master’s in Public Administration.  During her 28 year tenure with the City of Albuquerque serving as both City Planner and Planning Manager, she concurrently built employment security as the two-time Chair of New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA), contributing to expand and reinforce PERA’s $14 billion dollar retirement fund during the global Great Recession.  Presently Councilor Borrego holds the honor of Vice Chair to The Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority, and Vice-Chair of the Rio Grande Credit Union Board.  Additionally, she is Chair of the UNM School of Public Administration Advisory Board.  Cynthia is the owner of Cyba & Assoc., LLC, a planning, development, sales, and consultation company.  She is also owner of a small retail business showcasing artisan jewelry and collectables in Albuquerque’s Nob Hill.

Councilor Borrego’s priorities for the City of Albuquerque include: increasing police officer numbers, supporting mental health programs, enhancing District 5 transportation and infrastructure, advancing education programs, increasing government transparency, and catalyzing economic development.

Please contact us:

Councilor Cynthia Borrego: [email protected]
Policy Analyst Susan Vigil: [email protected] (505) 768-3189