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City Council Approves Appointment of Travis Kellerman to Impact Fee Committee

Tech entrepreneur seen as innovative resource for the Committee
February 05, 2024

ALBUQUERQUE - The Albuquerque City Council confirmed Mr. Travis Kellerman's nomination to fill the vacancy on the Impact Fee Committee as District 7 representative.

Mr. Kellerman is the Chief Commercial Officer at Somos Solar, where he works to expand clean energy production and develop clean energy storage solutions. Before that, he co-founded CEDIS, which focused on tech-driven development of renewable energy and Lavu, Inc., best known for creating a number of widely used point-of-sale (POS) operating systems. Mr. Kellerman’s experiences, both in renewable energy development and in starting and operating technology companies, would give the Impact Fee Committee a unique perspective from a young, entrepreneurial individual who calls our City home. His first term will expire on January 1, 2027.

"The Impact Fee Committee plays an important role in ensuring that growth pays for itself in Albuquerque," said District 7 Councilor Tammy Fiebelkorn. "I’m thrilled to have Mr. Kellerman representing District 7 on this important committee. He is a dedicated, smart, and innovative resource for our community and I know his participation on the Impact Fee Committee will be highly beneficial to the city as a whole."

Impact fees are a charge of assessment imposed by the City on new development in order to generate revenue for funding or recouping the costs of capital improvements rationally related to new development in accordance with applicable law. Capital improvements include: roads, drainage facilities, fire stations, police stations, parks, open space and trails. Impact fees are assessed and collected during the building permit process.