Equity Toolkit and Reports

City Policies that Focus on Equity and Inclusion

Social Vulnerability Index Map of Albuquerque with all Public Facilities and Council District Boundaries


Equity Profile of Albuquerque

The City of Albuquerque released an Equity Profile of Albuquerque which shows that inequities and disparities are holding the city back and that closing racial gaps in economic opportunity and outcomes is key to our city's future. View a summary of the Equity Profile of Albuquerque.

Bank On Burque: A Municipal Blueprint for Financial Empowerment in Albuquerque

Mayor Tim Keller announced the Bank On Burque Blueprint for Financial Empowerment in June following a six-month stakeholder engagement process. The blueprint focuses on what the City of Albuquerque can do to promote access to safe, affordable banking and financial education among City employees and community members.

The Bank On Burque Blueprint for Financial Empowerment touches on four keys of financial empowerment emphasized by Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE), who provided funding and technical assistance to the City for the blueprint process: asset building; banking access; consumer financial protection; and financial education and counseling.

Culture Change Report 2020

Since the Keller administration launched the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) in 2018, more than 1,500 City employees and community members have received diversity, equity, and inclusion training. The City’s Culture Change Initiative Report documents the efforts the City has undertaken to normalize conversations about equity and make progress toward a more inclusive Albuquerque.

In 2018, as part of a broader reform effort and shift toward proactive community policing at the Albuquerque Police Department (APD), Mayor Tim Keller mandated Cultural Sensitivity Training for all cadets. In 2019, under the leadership of OEI, City employees began to participate in racial equity workshops and other equity and inclusion trainings on topics including working with the LGBTQ and disability communities.

LGBTQ Report 2020

The City of Albuquerque has moved from a ‘B’ to an ‘A’ on a report card compiled by the national Human Rights Campaign that measures how well a city supports its LGBTQ+ community. The City earned a score of 91, up from 85 in 2019.

The 2020 Municipal Equality Index (MEI) Report rated more than 500 cities nationwide based on how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ+ people who live and work in those cities. Cities are rated based on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement, and the city leadership's public position on equality.

Culture Change Report 2021