Mayor Berry Works to Create a Plan for Prosperity in Albuquerque
Albuquerque- Mayor Richard J. Berry has formulated a team focused on creating a Plan for Prosperity [P4P] designed for people living in Albuquerque. While the city has master plans that center around building codes, infrastructure requirements, and utilities, a Plan for Prosperity would define prosperity from a citizen’s perspective. About a year ago, the Mayor convened a group of civic leaders to start a conversation about what prosperity looks like for our city, knowing that the definition of prosperity would look different across cultures, geographic boundaries, and age groups.
P4P is a collective impact approach to creating a shared vision for what a prosperous Albuquerque might look like. It gives citizens the opportunity to share their hopes and dreams for our city, community, and neighborhoods. At the end of this process, tangible goals, objectives, and metrics will be developed, all tied to a citizen-led vision for prosperity in Albuquerque. The goal of the plan is to create consensus surrounding action items, and capitalize on collaborative resources to help our community reach their prosperity goals. The result will be a prosperity index that will allow the city to annual measure our progress in reaching prosperity.
Today, the Mayor announced the P4P conversation will continue and asked the community to become engaged in the process by participating in a community dialogue session or filling out an online survey.
“To have a bright and prosperous future, you have to believe it is possible by creating tangible objectives, we can attain prosperity,” said Mayor Berry. “I am bringing together a diverse group of community leaders from across our city to engage in this first-of-its kind community-wide discussion about what prosperity looks like, and how to achieve it. Our discussions will highlight roadmaps for success, create opportunities to break down barriers, and create networks never seen before in our city.”
The Plan for Prosperity team consists of:
Frank Mirabal, Ph.D. was recently appointed by Mayor Richard J. Berry to serve on his Executive Leadership Team as the Director of Collective Impact. As a practitioner, Mirabal spent over 15 years working in the workforce, education, and youth development sectors focusing his work on building the capacity of service providers, providing training and professional development for youth development practitioners and managing a range of service initiatives in education, workforce development and youth development.
Hakim Bellamy is the Inaugural Poet Laureate of Albuquerque. With over a decade of experience working in and with local communities across New Mexico, Bellamy founded Beyond Poetry LLC in 2012 to foster community dialogue through creative expression. Bellamy has a M.A. in Communication from UNM, and has previously served as the Community Outreach Coordinator at the New Mexico State Office of African American Affairs.
Everette W. Hill, MA is the Principal & Managing Director of the Social Innovation Strategies Group, or SISGroup, a management consulting firm based in Albuquerque, NM. The SISGroup provides executive coaching, organizational design/development and facilitation and project management services to clients in the non-profit, government, education and philanthropic sectors.
To be a part of the discussion individuals can go to Prosperity.cabq.gov - surveys are also located on the homepage of all Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Libraries. The diverse group of 6,000 people employed by the city, are also being asked to participate through the employee web portal.