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Mayor Keller and First Lady Kistin Keller Request Nominations for Outstanding Albuquerque Volunteers

Mayor’s Day of Volunteer recognition shares community stories, celebrates culture of service in Albuquerque.
February 22, 2024

The Albuquerque Volunteers Advisory Board has opened nominations for the ninth annual Mayor’s Day of Volunteer Recognition. Individuals and groups of volunteers will be celebrated at the recognition event on Friday, April 19, 2024 at the Albuquerque Museum. Nominations can be submitted on the City website, and are due by 5 p.m. on March 15, 2024. 

“Every year, Liz and I look forward to celebrating the volunteers working to make our city a better place, and reflecting on the spirit of civic engagement that makes Albuquerque so special,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Volunteers are heroes in our communities and champions for our families, and we hope that by helping share their stories and recognizing their work, more folks will be inspired to get involved.” 

Throughout the year, Albuquerque volunteers and volunteer groups do outstanding work in our communities. The Volunteers Board has recognized an array of folks who step up for others through mentorship, support of the arts and libraries, youth coding programs, Open Space volunteering, job and economic development, Adopt-A-Stop program, and even lifelong support of a nonprofit. The Board is now accepting nominations, and hopes to have many to consider from organizations across Albuquerque, including nonprofits, City departments, neighborhood associations, public boards, coalitions and so on. 

Nominations are being accepted for the following awards: Lifetime Achievement, Volunteer Group, Youth Volunteer, Corporate Volunteer Group, Volunteer of the Year, and one National Service award in association with the Serve New Mexico Commission. 

"Not only is it an honor to serve on this Board, but we get to meet and celebrate incredible, talented, local community members” said Michelle Montoya, Chair of the Albuquerque Volunteers Advisory Board. “They give their time and energy all year and this tradition of Mayor’s Day truly helps us all take a breath and celebrate their work.”  

"This event highlights the power of community engagement,” said Vaisu Bronk, Vice Chair. “As we recognize volunteers who stand out, we also celebrate the dedication of all of the amazing volunteers giving their time and efforts to make a real difference in our city every day in so many ways.”  

This year’s event will again provide a livestream option, and tickets will be available starting in March. Sponsorships are greatly appreciated as they assist the board in curating a very special event. 

Please contact Mariah Harrison at [email protected] with questions about sponsorship or nominations.