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Department of Senior Affairs Advisory Council


  • Promote awareness and education on senior issues, increasing community involvement and commitment to seniors.
  • Advocate on behalf of seniors, insuring the senior population is represented and the policies support the mission of the Department of Senior Affairs.
  • Support the program development by acting as the ears and eyes of the Department, assessing needs and skills of seniors, become knowledgeable of available services in the community, assessing and giving recommendations on program development and delivery of services and supporting the funding development activities.
  • Support the development of strategic alliances, identifying and encouraging essential partnerships between DSA and other entities.


The Advisory Council consists of twelve (12) voting members, eight (8) appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council, two (2) appointed by the Bernalillo County Commission, one (1) member appointed by the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, one (1) member appointed by the Village of Tijeras.

Current Members

Representing the City of Albuquerque
Debby Knotts, Chair, Highland Senior Center and Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center; Stever Borbas; Barbara Carmona-Young; Joie Glenn; Diann Huddleson; Onastine Jaramillo; Lucy Lopez; Allison Weber

Representing Bernalillo County
Greg Lopez; Evan Thompson

Representing the Village of Los Ranchos

C. Hugh Formhals

Representing the Village of Tijeras
Richard Garcia

2019 Schedule of Meetings

Date Senior Center and Address
March 18, 2019

Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE

April 15, 2019 Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
May 20, 2019 North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
7521 Carmel Ave NE
June 17, 2019 North Valley Senior Center
3825 4th St NW
July 15, 2019 Los Volcanes Senior Center
6500 Los Volcanes NW
August 2019 No Meeting
September 23, 2019 Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center
501 Elizabeth SE
October 21, 2019 North Domingo Multigenerational Center
7521 Carmel Ave NE
November 18, 2019 Barelas Senior Center
714 7th St SW
December 2019 No Meeting


Business meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 12:00pm with the exception of August; there is no meeting.  Changes of time and place are at the discretion of the Council. Call 764-6469 for more information. 

Agendas and Minutes

Meeting on Oct. 21, 2019
Public Announcement for 10.21.19 
Agenda for 10.21.19

Meeting on Sept. 23, 2019
Public Announcement 9.16.19
Agenda 9.23.19
Draft Minutes 9.23.19

DSA Advisory Council Schedule of Meetings for 2019 - AMENDED

To apply for the DSA Advisory Council - Click here -  (The application process includes a background check)