CAP Task Force

Information on the Climate Action Plan Task Force members and meeting times.

The Albuquerque Climate Task Force will be the key authors of the updated Albuquerque Climate Action Plan. The City of Albuquerque recognizes that climate change compounds existing inequities, and that those communities who are likely to be the most impacted by climate change are those best able to develop solutions.

All task force meetings will be held virtually and members of the public are welcome to observe. Time will be set aside at the end of meetings for observers to share public comment. People may also provide comments through a task force e-mail that is monitored and documented by NMF staff: [email protected] . Comments related to the task force will be logged and shared with task force members weekly.

Stay Informed

As the Plan develops, there will be updates and opportunities to provide public comment on the draft plan. Questions or concerns? You can send inquiries and share your name and email to [email protected] to receive notices and updates.

The climate task force will be meeting frequently from October through December. Members and meeting information are listed below.

Meeting Schedule

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 12:00 PM – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 12:00 PM – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 12:00 PM – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 12:00 PM – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 12:00 PM – 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 12:00 PM – 2:00 p.m.*Public Comment Meeting
  • Thursday, February 18, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:30 p.m.*Public Comment Meeting
  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 12:00 PM – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 16, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.


Please use this link to access the series of Zoom webinars:

Zoom Meeting Information

Meeting Documents

Foundational Materials

10/14 - Orientation

10/20 - Waste

10/27 - Transportation Part 1

11/04 - Transportation Part 2

11/10 - Sustainable Buildings

12/01 - Renewable Energy

12/08 - Climate Conscious Neighborhoods Part 1

1/05 - Climate Conscious Neighborhoods Part 2

1/19 - Testing Consensus

2/17 - Public Comment

2/18 - Public Comment

3/9 - Reviewing Public Comment

Task Force Roster

Task Force Member


Helga Garza

South Valley

Tony Sparks


Josue De Luna Navarro

International Zone

Sharon Hausam

Near North Valley

Theresa Cardenas

North East Heights

Molly Blumhoefer

Nob Hill

Cassandra Miller

Silver Hills

Chas Robles

South Valley

Amy Carpenter

South East Heights

Emily Phan

Albuquerque High School Area

Alex Montano

North East Heights

Solana Granados


Karen Leming

Parkland Hills

Genesis Arizmendi

Nob hill

Kevin Bean

Carnuel (Tijeras Canyon)

Erica Velarde

Alameda & I25

Marcus Burnett


Tara Trafton



Task Force group agreements 

  • Respect Shared Learning and Teaching- Each task force member and guest brings considerable knowledge and experience to teach and learn from one another. Please hold space for diverse points of view.
  • Respect Time- During discussions and Q & A we want as many task force members as are interested to participate.  Please consider the time or the moderator will assist in sharing the time.
  • Respect Each Voice-  Everyone on the task force is committed to climate action and brings diverse perspectives on how to achieve goals.  There is strength in the depth and breadth of knowledge across the task force. Listen well and limit multi-tasking during the meetings and side conversations in the chat.
  • Respect Consensus- For the duration of the task force, we will be working toward a consensus and honoring dissent.  The consultants and the City will limit comments about the task force in the media to process until the task force has completed has completed a draft document for public comment and members will do the same. By allowing the focus to be on process, time is afforded this group to explore and achieve common ground as the substance of the plan comes together over time.
  • Respect Engagement and Transparency- NMF will share notes from each meeting with participants and the City.  NMF and the City are committed to creating time for public comment toward the end of issue meetings.  Time will be limited to accommodate as many voices as possible within time limits.  If comments are unrelated to climate action, the time will be passed to the next person in the public gallery section of zoom. People may also provide comments through a task force e-mail that is monitored and documented by NMF staff. [email protected]  Comments related to the task force will be logged and shared with task force members weekly.  Please share opportunities for listening, learning, and commenting with non-task force members through your own networks and social media.