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Mayor Richard J. Berry Announces Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Mayor Richard Berry announced on Monday, December 17, that he has made appointments to the Transit Advisory Board, the Senior Affairs Board, and the MOVE Advisory Board.

December 27, 2012

Albuquerque- Mayor Richard Berry announced on Monday, December 17, that he has made appointments to the Transit Advisory Board, the Senior Affairs Board, and the MOVE Advisory Board.

Mr. William Richardson has been reappointed to the Transit Advisory Board. Mr. Richardson has worked in the Mass Transit Industry since 1966. He has been a driver and Behind the Wheel Instructor and is currently a Trainer for Advanced Commercial Motor Vehicle Certificates. Mr. Richardson has been a regular attendee and contributor at the Advisory Committee on Transit for the Mobility Impaired. If confirmed Mr. Richardson would like to facilitate information and communication between the two transit boards. A resident of City Council District 5, Mr. Richardson will continue to fill an At-Large position on the board, and his second full term will expire on September 30, 2013.

Ms. Mabel Padilla has been reappointed to the Senior Affairs Board. Ms. Padilla retired from Van Buren Middle School after 39 years of service in the classroom.  She taught Special Education and Bi-Lingual students.  Ms. Padilla volunteers at the Saint Bernadette Meal Site and calls the Bingo numbers for the seniors; she volunteers to serve lunches and belongs to the "Senior Club" at her church where she promotes and decorates the Parish Hall for special events. After having served a partial term on the board, Ms. Padilla continues to fill an At-Large position representing the City of Albuquerque, and her first full term will expire September 30, 2015.  Ms Padilla is a resident of City Council District 9.

Ms. Suzanne Lawson has been appointed to the MOVE Advisory Board. Ms. Lawson is the Director of the American Heart Association’s New Mexico Office. She has a background in corporate marketing, communications and event planning, and is skilled in nonprofit strategic planning and volunteer engagement. Ms. Lawson is currently President of the Community Health Charities of New Mexico Board of Directors, and has served on the Association of Fundraising Professionals Board of Directors, and is a Past President Casa Angelica Auxiliary.  In 2012, Ms. Lawson was named a Woman on the Move by the YWCA-Middle Rio Grande, and a Forty Under 40 by the New Mexico Business Weekly.  She earned her BS in Journalism, Public Relations from Arkansas State University, and her MBA with a concentration in marketing from the University of New Mexico. A resident of City Council District 9, Ms. Lawson will fill a vacant At-Large position and her first full term will expire on April 18, 2015.

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