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District 3 Residents:

Following are two opportunities to serve on two committees for the City of Albuquerque. Please forward this information to members, friends and neighbors (who reside in District 3) who might be interested.

Youth Council
Mayor Berry is creating a Youth Council and is asking that you recommend youth who you feel will represent your district on this council. The Youth Council is seeking members who represent the diversity of Albuquerque and who are pro-active in school and/or their communities. Mayor Berry wants to ensure our teens are participating in local government.

Being on the Youth Council will provide participants a better understanding of local government. Applicants should be between the ages of 13-18. Those appointed will serve one or two year terms. Youth Council members will meet once a month.

Duties and responsibilities of the Youth Council will include:

Advising the Mayor on City programs geared toward youth
Facilitating two “job shadow” days each year within city government
Serving as the Mayor’s liaison to youth-oriented organizations
Developing and implementing an annual public service project
Promoting and assisting in the establishment of effective programs for the prevention of delinquency, crimes involving youth, drug and alcohol abuse, and other issues important to youth

2013-2017 Albuquerque Citizen Team (ACT)
The City of Albuquerque Department of Family and Community Services is seeking volunteers for membership on its 2013-2017 Albuquerque Citizen Team ACT). ACT members are instrumental in partnering with the Department to develop its HUD Five Year Consolidated Plan. ACT members will advise the Department on setting its five year programming and funding priorities as well as work with City staff on an annual basis to develop one year strategic plans that fund project meeting the goals and objectives of the Five Year Consolidate Plan.

Attendance at strategic planning meetings and Public Hearings is crucial. Strategic planning meetings to develop the HUD Five Year Consolidated Plan will begin in January of 2012. ACT members will be expected to participate in an estimated 6 meetings during the 2012 calendar year and 2-3 meetings in subsequent years.

Any one who would like to be considered for one of these volunteer committees should contact us as soon as possible. Please feel free to call or email if you have questions.


Diane Dolan
Policy Analyst – City Councilor Isaac Benton, District 3
Albuquerque City Council
P.O. Box 1293
Albuquerque, NM 87103
(505) 768-3186