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       together. We are One.

Hello Albuquerque, 

I want to start by thanking you all for your patience during this preparation phase of reopening our city and state. I know that many are ready to get back to work, but these phases are critical in keeping people as safe and healthy as possible. 

I also want to thank everyone for their incredible generosity and care for our community and our neighbors during this time. This week, we sent a second load of donations to our neighbors in To'Hajiilee, joined our local Dave & Busters to hand out meals to our road maintenance crews, and even received a donation from a woman who felt her stimulus check would be best spent on housing vouchers for our homeless population. 

These acts of kindness demonstrate that we are getting through this difficult time as One Albuquerque. If you are looking for a way to help, you can donate to coronavirus relief funds at If you are looking for a different way to help our community, you can find volunteer opportunities both in person and from home at

We are resilient, Albuquerque. We will get through this together. 

Mayor Tim Keller

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City's Creative Economy Initiatives Provide Relief For Local Artists and Organizations During Pandemic

Recognizing the immediate and long-term impact the coronavirus is having to have on local creatives, artists, and arts organizations, the City of Albuquerque's Cultural Services Department identified up to $500,000 for creative economy relief efforts through a number of initiatives. During today's press briefing, Mayor Tim Keller and City leaders highlighted the breadth of projects and programs recommended to receive funding and announced a paid summer internship opportunity for youth.

Mayor Tim Keller held Facebook Q&A on May 7

Mayor Keller held a Q&A session to directly answer questions that have come in on social media from people all across Albuquerque.
You can watch the video from the live session on Facebook.  

Mayor Keller, APD Draw Attention to Domestic Violence, Child Abuse during Pandemic

Mayor Tim Keller joined APD leaders to draw attention to domestic violence and child abuse. Mayor Keller emphasized the availability of advocates and resources for victims.

“Crime trends are important so we know where to target resources, but don’t forget these numbers represent real people and victims,” Mayor Keller said. “Victims of domestic violence and child abuse are especially vulnerable during the pandemic.

These are individuals who may be in very difficult situations and they may not know where to turn for help.”

“If victims are not comfortable or they don’t have an opportunity to call police, we strongly recommend that they reach out to victim advocates for help,” said APD Lt. Scott Norris.

Victims of Domestic Violence are encouraged to contact the Domestic Violence Resource Center hotline: 505-248-3165, or the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE.

To report child abuse or neglect you can text #SAFE from your phone or call the New Mexico hotline at 1-855-333-7233 or 505-841-6100.

Mayor Tim Keller to hold Telephone Town Hall on May 14

Mayor Tim Keller and City leaders will hold a telephone town hall to answer questions from people across Albuquerque about the City's plans to re-open and our local response to coronavirus on Thursday, May 14th at 7:30 p.m.

Please register by 9 p.m. Monday to join town hall.

Mayor Keller, Partners Give Update on Gateway Center

Mayor Tim Keller and officials from the City, Bernalillo County, and the UNM Health Sciences Center held a press conference to give an update on the recently formed working group on the Gateway Center.

“Last fall, voters gave mandate to step up and address homelessness with 24/7 gateway center and we have a moral opportunity to bring institutions together to make a difference,” said Mayor Keller.

“We’ve brought partners together to hammer out the details on this project, including a possible combination of sites. We are continuing collaborative efforts and doing all we can with what we have to address homelessness in Albuquerque. The Coronavirus pandemic has only made it more clear that this is a critical step for community.”

City Services

Following new guidelines issued by the New Mexico Department of Health and Governor Lujan Grisham, Albuquerque has reopened a several services and institutions: 

  • City golf courses have reopened. Please note that the golf facilities at Balloon Fiesta Park will remain closed as that facility is being used as a COVID-19 testing site. Read more on the new guidelines here
  • Mayor Keller announced new details on summer youth programs earlier this week. Programs will be modified to children of working families while following COVID-safe health and social distancing recommendations.
  • ABQRide restarted the #37 Route to the currently running Saturday-type schedule. ART bus driver training has also started, as part of preparations to begin resumption of service. Stay up-to-date on bus schedules and routes at
  • Animal Welfare has revised its non-emergency pet intake policies as allowed under the updated public health order issued last week.

Residents Resources

  • If you are displaying symptoms, contact the New Mexico Department of Health at 1-855-600-3453.
  • If you need assistance with childcare, food, diapers, and more check the City's website for resources.
  • If you are in an unsafe environment due to domestic violence, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or the Albuquerque Women's Resource Center at 505-242-7033​.
  • To get information on Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, click here, or contact 505-266-1900.
  • The New Mexico Crisis and Access Line has counselors available 24/7 to speak at 855-662-7474.
  • The Department of Senior Affairs can be reached at 505-764-6400. A full list of resources available for seniors can be found here.
  • The Child Abuse Hotline can be reached at 505-841-6100.
  • For Adult Protective Services, contact 505-476-4912.
  • The Agora Center is available at 505-277-3013.
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