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About the Office of Civic Engagement

Learn about the Office of Civic Engagement.

Who We Are

The Office of Civic Engagement is staffed by three members, David Chené, Nicholas Vottero and Mariah Harrison. All three have spent a majority of their professional lives in Albuquerque, and are intimately familiar with the unique nature of organizing in our diverse community. The Office of Civic Engagement is also staffed with several AmeriCorps VISTA members whose mission is to fight poverty and build capacity citywide.

What We Do

The office of Civic Engagement has four primary focus areas.

Our Four Pillars. 01 listed in purple half circle with triangle at midpoint pointing to the right, over smaller dark purple circle. Volunteer Engagement. The One Albuquerque Volunteers platform offers the largest list of opportunities for residents to get involved and provides tools for volunteer coordinators to streamline the recruitment and management of volunteers. 02 listed in light maroon half circle with triangle at midpoint pointing to the left, over smaller maroon circle. Education Partnerships. Formalize contributions from volunteers as a pathway to employment. Create opportunities for students and recent grads to networks and hone their skills. 03 listed in orange half circle with triangle at midpoint pointing to the right, over smaller dark orange circle. Community Conversations. Create innovative opportunities for residents to have their voices heard and engage with City leaders. 04 listed in yellow half circle with triangle at midpoint pointing to the left, over smaller dark yellow circle. Nonprofit and Philanthropy. Facilitate partnerships with nonprofit organizations throughout the City. Identify new ways to support these organizations.

Mission

To increase civic participation of Albuquerque residents by creating and promoting volunteer opportunities, making city government more accessible, and empowering people to contribute to the decision making that affects their lives. 

Vision

Working together we can create a safe, inclusive, innovative city that works for all.