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Learn more about Mayor Berry's top priorities and initiatives.

Initiatives

  • ABQ the Plan
    Mayor Richard J. Berry’s plan for the future of Albuquerque.
  • Running Start
    Running Start for Careers, a new high school retention and workforce development program.
  • AmeriCorps
    Become an AmeriCorps Success Coach and help build partnerships with family, community members, and businesses by providing support to 20-25 high school juniors and seniors.
  • Heading Home Project
    Three-step plan identifies 75 needy residents, provides housing, and engages non-profit community.
  • International Baccalaureate Program
    Mayor Richard J. Berry and Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks announced today that the city will provide $115,000 for an International Baccalaureate Program at Sandia High School.
  • Pay Equity Initiative
    The City of Albuquerque is working on efforts to equalize pay between male and female employees, as well as encourage City contractors to report the salary discrepancies among their employees.
  • Mayor's Youth Advisory Council
    Teenagers who want to help shape Albuquerque's future are encouraged to apply for an exclusive opportunity to impact city government and their community.

Priorities

  • Economic Development
    We must continue to work to improve our unemployment rate and make our City appealing to outside businesses and companies looking to expand locally. That’s the mission of our Economic Development Department, and despite the current fiscal challenges, many businesses are choosing to do business in Albuquerque.
  • Fiscal Responsibility
    I started my term as Mayor when the City was in a fiscal crisis. We began our budget process with a nearly $100 million dollar shortfall between fiscal years 2010 and 2011. With this large of a shortfall we had a decision to make and we chose to see it as opportunity and a challenge. I am proud to say that our leadership team and the great employees of this city have risen to the occasion. ABQ View is our transparency portal - these pages show just how dedicated we are to ensuring that we’re doing ethical business for our bosses, the taxpayers.
  • Public Safety
    Good government is about ensuring that the members of our local communities feel safe and secure on a day to day basis. That’s why public safety is one of the cornerstones of my administration.
  • Quality Services
    Great cities are made-up of great communities, which are made-up of great neighborhoods and great public spaces. We have been busy over the past few years improving our neighborhoods so we can be fit, healthy and well in order to truly enjoy our city.
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