City Announces New Hires

Critical roles filled to support departments and the community.

Dec. 6, 2022

The City of Albuquerque has filled key roles across departments to support important initiatives. New hires in General Services, Community Safety, Transit, and the Police Department will help fill important internal needs and help advance work in the community. Each of these hires brings their own extensive experience that will help optimize work within their departments to achieve positive outcomes for the City and for the people of Albuquerque.

John Craig, Director, General Services Department

John Craig joins the City of Albuquerque as the first Director of the newly formed General Services Department. With over 25 years of experience in local government, he comes to the city from the mountains of California, where he was Assistant County Administrative Officer for Mono County, located in Mammoth Lakes, California.  He previously served in City, County Manager, and Deputy Manager roles in City of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Talbot County, Maryland, and Barre, Vermont.  He has a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs in New York, New York and is recognized as a Credentialed Manager by the International City/County Manager Association.

Mike Davis, Deputy Director, Transit Department

Michael Davis joins the City of Albuquerque’s Transit Department with 25 years of progressive experience managing public transportation systems, projects, programs, and initiatives. Prior to ABQ RIDE, Davis served as the Transit Manager for StarTran in Lincoln, Nebraska, following a career in transit administration and operations in several states including Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, and New Mexico. Davis earned his bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning and Geography from the University of Utah and his Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Kansas.

Delma Madrigal, Associate Deputy Director of Special Operations, Albuquerque Community Safety

Delma Madrigal is passionate about supporting community initiatives that have the potential to strengthen Albuquerque individuals and families.  Her most recent project with the City of Albuquerque’s Office of Policy included the launch and implementation of Bank On Burque, an economic inclusion initiative for connecting unbanked and underbanked community members to no-overdraft and low-fee checking accounts.

Prior to coming to the City of Albuquerque, she served as the Director of Collective Impact for Mission: Families with United Way of Central New Mexico. Madrigal assisted in developing the adult college completion focus of Mission: Graduate by providing oversight and implementation for Graduate! ABQ, an initiative housed at Workforce Connection that provides adults with coaching support for obtaining post-secondary education and training.

Ms. Madrigal is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and her diligence in being process-oriented while being considerate of multi-sector perspectives is an integral part of the experience that she brings to Albuquerque Community Safety.