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The Administration of Mayor Tim Keller

Meet the people who make up the Administration of Mayor Tim Keller.

We are tackling our biggest problems and taking bold action to create a better Albuquerque. Read more about the progress the Keller Administration has made over the past four years.

The Keller Administration Progress Report - Learn about the Keller Administration's progress and how we are making Albuquerque more safe, innovative, and inclusive.


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Tim Keller


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Lawrence Rael, MPA

Chief Administrative Officer

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Sanjay Bhakta, CPA, CGFM, CFE, CGMA

Chief Financial Officer

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Kevin Sourisseau, CPA

Chief Operations Officer

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Bob White, JD

Associate Chief Administrative Officer

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Matthew Whelan

Interim Deputy Chief Administrative Officer

Charley Salas-Ramos

Charley Salas-Ramos

Deputy Chief Operations Officer

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Chief of Police Harold Medina

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Fire Rescue

Fire Chief Emily Jaramillo

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Community Safety

Director Mariela Ruiz-Angel, MBA

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Animal Welfare

Director Carolyn Ortega

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Arts & Culture

Director Dr. Shelle Sanchez, PhD

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Director Richard McCurley, I.A.P, C.M.

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Office of the City Clerk

City Clerk Ethan Watson, JD

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Economic Development

Director Max Gruner, MA

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Emergency Management

Director Roger Ebner

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Environmental Health

Director Angel Martinez Jr.

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Equity & Inclusion

Director Michelle Melendez, MPA

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Finance & Administrative Services

Director Stephanie Yara, MBA, CPA, CGFM

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General Services

Director John Craig, MPA

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Health, Housing & Homelessnes

Director Carol Pierce, MSN

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Human Resources

Director Anthony Romero

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City Attorney Lauren Keefe, JD

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Metropolitan Redevelopment

Director Terry Brunner, MA

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Municipal Development

Director Patrick Montoya

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Parks & Recreation

Director David Simon, MBA

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Director Alan Varela, JD

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Senior Affairs

Director Anna Sanchez, MPA

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Technology & Innovation

Director Mark Leech, MSc

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Director Leslie Keener, MBA

(William) Billy Gallegos.

Solid Waste

Interim Director (William) Billy Gallegos

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Youth & Family

Director Katarina Sandoval, MA

Subject Matter Staff

The City of Albuquerque employs many experts across various disciplines in both classified and unclassified positions not listed on this page.

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Dawn Begay

Native American Affairs Coordinator

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Dr. Dawnita Blackmon-Mosely

Early Childhood Programs

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Cristin Chavez-Smith, MPA

Youth Connect - Before & After School and Summer Programing

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Tonya Covington

Rapid Accountability Diversion Program Manager

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Staci Drangmeister

Director of Communications and Marketing

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Valerie Hermanson, MCRP

Vision Zero Coordinator

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Terry Huertaz

APD Victim Liaison Manager

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Debbie O'Malley

Associate Chief of Staff for Policy

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Catherine Nicolaou

Broadband Program Manager

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Justine Freeman

Chief Education and Impact Officer

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Terri Sloan

Intergovernmental Tribal Liaison

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Thomas Tozier

Military & Veteran Liaison

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Carissa Vender

Small Business Liaison, Economic Development Department

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Alan Armijo

Senior Affairs Associate Director and Mayor's Liaison

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Doug Small

Civic Engagement Manager and Interfaith Liaison

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Daniel Manzano

Deputy Director of Public Affairs

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Isez Roybal

Domestic Violence Prevention Coordinator

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Cyndy McCrossen

Film Liaison

Beckham Rivera

Beckham "Beck" Rivera, JD

Managing Attorney, Office of Civil Rights and LGBTQIA+ Liaison

Maria Wolfe

Maria Wolfe

Homeless Innovations Officer

Dr. Azka Naru.

Dr. Azka Naru

Gateway Manager