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Mayor Berry is Recognized for Long Range City Planning

Decades after the current administration, city will boast of well-planned infrastructure and quality of life initiatives

June 27, 2013

Albuquerque- The Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce is celebrating efforts that will have a positive, lasting impact on people of Albuquerque. Today, at their Annual Recognition Awards they honored Albuquerque Mayor, Richard J. Berry, for “making Albuquerque a better place to live and work” by granting him the Chairman’s Award for Community Excellence.

In 2010 when Mayor Berry was sworn into office, he promised the community to work tirelessly on cultivating long-range projects, and making this city better than when he took over. This philosophy was at play during the inception of ABQ the Plan. The project now boasts of several high-profile, quality of life initiatives: Paseo Del Norte, the Future of Route 66, the Convention Center remodel, the Rail Yard project, downtown’s CityLab, the 50-mile multi-purpose trail loop, bus rapid transit, and the Rio Grande Vision.

"I’m honored to receive this award, but this really is a reflection of the inspiration and input we receive from the people of this great city," said Mayor Berry. "This is an amazing and I’m humbled by the opportunity to serve this community, and hopefully spur meaningful projects that will preserve our city for years to come."

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