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Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency Director Terry Brunner, MA

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Metropolitan Redevelopment Director Terry Brunner, MA

Terry Brunner was appointed by Mayor Keller to the position of Director of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency in 2022. Mr. Brunner is the former CEO of Pivotal New Mexico, a non-profit devoted to increasing funding to local non-profit and public projects.

From 2009-2016 he served as President Barack Obama’s appointee in the position of New Mexico State Director for USDA Rural Development where he managed a grant, loan, and loan guarantee portfolio in New Mexico in excess of $1.5 billion meant to improve the economic stability of rural communities. In that capacity, he led the agency as it managed major broadband, community facilities, water and waste water projects during a challenging time of economic stimulus and sequestration/budget cuts. Terry helped increase USDA’s program delivery in direct home loans, home repairs and protected the Agency’s financial interest in more than 100 multi-family properties.

Terry served as New Mexico U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman’s longest-serving State Director and 2006 campaign manager. As a Policy Analyst at the Santa Fe County Commission, he helped create the County’s Health Policy and Planning Commission and the County Open Space, Land, Parks and Trails Advisory Commission and assisted County Commissioner Javier Gonzales during his time as the Vice President of the National Association of Counties. Terry served as a volunteer on the boards of the Quivira Coalition and the Friends of the Valles Caldera; as was an appointed member of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo Library Advisory Board, the Albuquerque Development Commission, the New Mexico Jobs Council and the Bernalillo County Charter Commission. He holds a B.A. from the University of Arizona and a M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico. Terry lives in Albuquerque with his wife and two daughters.