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Staff & Contact Information

View Office of Neighborhood Coordination staff and contact information.

Staff Contact Information

Sara Mancini, Manager
(505) 768-3105
[email protected]

Vanessa Baca, Neighborhood Communication Liaison
(505) 768-3331
[email protected]

Vicente Quevedo, Neighborhood Liaison
(505) 768-3332
[email protected]

Dalaina Carmona, Senior Administrative Assistant
(505) 768-3334
[email protected]

Office of Neighborhood Coordination: Meet Us

Meet the people at the Office of Neighborhood Coordination.

About: Sara Mancini

Sara Mancini of the Office of Neighborhood Coordination.

Sara Mancini

I grew up all over the world, moving about every two years. I came to Albuquerque every summer and winter to visit family so this city served as one of the few permanent fixtures in my life. I've now lived here for about 10 years and couldn't imagine living anywhere else. My husband and I enjoy traveling, hiking, exploring and eating. Lots of eating - we are constantly on the lookout for good restaurants and we welcome recommendations. 

What is your favorite thing about your neighborhood?

One of my neighbors is 94 and she has fascinating stories about every house on the block. I also love going for walks around the neighborhood to appreciate the unique character of each home and garden.

What are three things you love about Albuquerque?

The small-town feel without being a small-town, monsoons, balloons and the Sandia Mountains. Oops... was that more than three?

Who was your childhood crush?

Donny Osmond. *Swoon!*

What would be your perfect pizza?

Pepperoni and green chile with a sturdy, well-done crust and the pepperoni slightly burned.

What do you find exciting about your job?

Neighborhoods are the essential building blocks of any city and I'm excited to help support thriving, engaged and connected neighborhoods that will transform Albuquerque, block-by-block.

About: Vanessa Baca

Vanessa Baca of the Office of Neighborhood Coordination.

Vanessa Baca

I'm a New Mexico native with a background in public relations, communications, community outreach, and I've worked for the city nearly five years. In my spare time, I spend time with my family, entertain, cook, volunteer, travel, dance the tango occasionally, and am an amateur photographer. I love to read and write, and I foster dogs so they can find a happy forever home.

What is your favorite thing about your neighborhood?

The walkability and proximity to government offices, event centers, restaurants, and parks. It's nice being able to walk to my corner grocery store, to my office, or to a dog park, and see other residents doing the same.

What is your favorite book?

"The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco.

Which Hogwarts House would be yours?

I'd be a Ravenclaw. Or possibly a Slytherin. Depends on the day.

Where is your favorite place to visit?

Venice, Italy. It offers something for everyone. If you are a history buff, there is enough history to make anyone happy. If you're into architecture, there are buildings and piazzas and bridges galore. If you're a foodie, there are numerous restaurants and cafes and bars that offer some of the best food and drink in the world.

What is the best thing about your job?

Meeting the wide variety of people who live in Albuquerque. We have a beautiful and diverse community of residents and neighborhood associations, and it's always great to learn what they are doing to make their streets and neighborhoods fun and happy places to live.

 

About: Vicente Quevedo

Vicente Quevedo of the Office of Neighborhood Coordination.

Vicente Quevedo 

My family traces its roots back more than thirteen generations in New Mexico via the Garcia-Miera family lineage in Miera and Bernalillo. I received my Master of Community and Regional Planning degree from the University of New Mexico with an emphasis in Community Development. I possess more than thirteen years of direct experience planning and directing neighborhood coordination programs to assist citizens and neighborhood organizations in implementing local neighborhood planning initiatives, providing services, and creating self-sufficiency opportunities for local residents. I look forward to working with local community organizations to build capacity and strengthen communication to affect positive change within the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area.

What is your favorite thing about your neighborhood?

Connecting with my neighbors and being able to enjoy many diverse local Albuquerque amenities with my family, such as the Bosque trails.

How do you spend your free time?

With my family cycling, hiking, backpacking, fishing, camping, and taking pride in enjoying all of the beauty that Albuquerque and New Mexico has to offer.

Who is your hero?

My paternal grandfather. He was a World War II Veteran who earned a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts in the line of duty. He taught me the importance of valuing life and raising a family to ensure that our traditions carry on to the next generation.

What do you love most about your job?

Connecting with neighborhood leaders to address challenges and build upon existing assets within their local communities.

About: Dalaina Carmona

Dalaina Carmona of the Office of Neighborhood Coordination.

Dalaina Carmona

I was born and raised in Albuquerque. I’ve been married for 18 years, and have 3 sons, 2 grandchildren, and 3 Rottweilers. My family loves to camp, fish, and see our Los Angeles Dodgers and Dallas Cowboys. My husband and I are avid bowlers and travel to tournaments quite often. I’ve worked for the Office of Neighborhood Coordination for 20 years.

What is your favorite thing about your neighborhood?

My proximity to stores, restaurants, food, etc. I have lived there for 19 years and my neighbors are just the best. We are like a little family who watches over each other or if someone is in need of something you know you can count on them.

What was your best bowling game?

A 237 game; my team has taken first place twice in the Women’s State Championship in 2016 and 2017.

What is your favorite food?

Chicken tacos with salsa.

Is it Dalaina, De Lana, Deliana or just D?

It’s funny because a lot of people don’t know how to say my name (or spell it at that) so I’ve been called several names and I just laugh and tell them "it’s ok" because when the day is over I am still the same person.

What is the best part of your job?

Working with all the different neighborhood associations. I get to meet so many people across the City of Albuquerque and hear lots of stories. The feeling is awesome when you get a call and someone is very upset or sad and when the conversation is done and they feel better I feel happy to know that I just changed someone’s day to be a better one. It’s great when you have your neighborhood contacts even call you to see how you’re doing when it’s not even related to work. It’s a great experience and I wouldn’t change a thing about my job!