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

Chief Operations Officer

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Sanjay Bhakta

Chief Financial Officer

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Mike Puelle

Chief of Staff

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Harold Media, Chief of Police

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Fire Rescue

Gene Gallegos, Fire Chief

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Animal Welfare

Carolyn Ortega, Director

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Arts & Culture

Dr. Shelle Sanchez, Director

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Richard McCurley, Director

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Office of the City Clerk

Ethan Watson, City Clerk

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Office of Civil Rights

Torri Jacobus, Managing Attorney

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Community Safety

Mariela Ruiz-Angel, Director

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Economic Development

Charles Ashley III, Director

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Emergency Management

Roger Ebner, Director

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Environmental Health

Angel Martinez Jr., Director

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Equity & Inclusion

Michelle Melendez, Director

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Family & Community Services

Carol Pierce, Director

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Finance & Administrative Services

Stephanie Yara, Director

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Human Resources

Anthony Romero, Director

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Esteban A. Aguilar Jr., City Attorney

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Municipal Development

Patrick Montoya, Director

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Parks & Recreation

David Simon, Director

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Alan Varela, Director

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Senior Affairs

Anna Sanchez, Director

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Solid Waste

Matthew Whelan, Director

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Technology & Innovation

Brian Osterloh, Director

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Bobby Sisneros, Interim Director

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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Gerri Bachicha

Violence Intervention Program Manager

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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

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

Marketing & Innovation Manager

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Valerie Hermanson

Vision Zero Coordinator

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Terry Huertaz

APD Victim Liaison Manager

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Daniel Jiron

Interim Director of Communications

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Haley Kadish

Performance & Innov. Officer

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Helen Maestas

Director of Public Affairs

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Manny Manriquez

Innovation & Commercial Development Manager, Aviation Department

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Eric Griego Montoya

Director of Outreach and Advocacy

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Catherine Nicolaou

Broadband Program Manager

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Isaac Padilla

Director of Governmental Affairs

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Sasha Pellerin

Sr. Policy Advisor for Education

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Matthew Peterson

Food Systems, Agriculture & Community Gardens

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Kelsey Rader

Sustainability Officer

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Nichole Rogers

Office of Black Community Engagement Liaison

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Greg Seeley

State & Federal Funding Coordinator, Economic Development

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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