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About District 2 Councilor Joaquín Baca

About District 2 Councilor Joaquín Baca

A portait of City Councilor Joaquin Baca

Email Councilor Joaquín Baca: [email protected]

Contact Policy Analyst Nathan A. Molina:
[email protected]
(505) 768-3332

Committee Appointments for 2024

  • Land Use, Planning, & Zoning Committee
  • Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Commission (ABCGC)
  • Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA)
  • Regional Transit District (RTD)
  • Middle Rio Grande Council of Governments (MRCOG)/Metropolitan Transportation Board (MTB)
  • Alvarado Transportation Center Task Force
  • Visit Albuquerque


Joaquín Baca, a hydrologist, was elected in November 2023 to represent City Council District 2, which includes Downtown, Old Town, the West Mesa, Pat Hurley, Kirtland, and the North Valley neighborhoods.
Baca graduated from Belén High School, then served in the U.S. Army and NM Army National Guard from 2000 to 2005. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico, and graduate degrees from both California State University, and the UNM School of Law.
Before running for City Council, Baca represented Bernalillo County on the board of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, which is charged with managing irrigation systems and flood control in four Central New Mexico counties. He is the father of two boys attending Albuquerque Public Schools.