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

Event celebrating Albuquerque’s culture of service will be held at the South Broadway Cultural Center.

April 14, 2023

Today, Mayor Keller and the ABQ Volunteers Advisory Board have opened nominations for the eighth annual Mayor’s Day of Volunteer Recognition. Individual and groups of volunteers will be celebrated at the recognition event on Friday, June 23rd , 2023 at the South Broadway Cultural Center. Nominations can be made at, and are due by 5 p.m. on May 12, 2023.

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 food drives, quality time as foster grandparents, addressing housing instability, support for the arts community, mentorship, and even lifelong support of a nonprofit or local museum. The Board hopes to have many nominations to review from organizations across Albuquerque, including nonprofits, City departments, neighborhood associations, public boards, coalitions and so on.

“This event is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding of the year for Liz and myself. Civic engagement is important to us and a value that our city demonstrates regularly,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “The dedication of the nominees is an example of our commitment to one another, and they are so deserving of recognition. The Volunteer Board works hard to celebrate volunteers and we’re looking forward to taking part in this year’s occasion.”

"To celebrate the amazing rock star volunteers in this community has been the biggest honor of serving on this Board,”said Michelle Montoya, Chair of the Albuquerque Volunteers Advisory Board. “We are excited to continue the tradition for Mayor’s Day to gather together to recognize all of the amazing community members who give of their time and resources to help others."

“The Serve NM Commission is honored to return to help recognize National Service and Volunteerism this year,” saidDavid Chene, Serve NM Executive Director. “As is the case in Albuquerque, when mayor’s offices are meaningfully engaged with national service and volunteerism, our collective ability to impact the lives of individuals and communities is much stronger.”

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

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.

Please contact Mariah Harrison at [email protected] with questions.