Good evening, Albuquerque–

Here at the city, we are committed to continuing to serve the residents of Albuquerque at the highest capacity possible while maintaining the safety of our staff. I want to thank all of you for stepping up for our community in many ways.

At home, Liz and I are finding the joy in the little things during this ‘new normal’–like going Teddy Bear hunting with our kids and delivering groceries to my parents doorstep.

We’re also working hard to keep all Albuquerque residents informed and up to date with daily updates streamed live on social media, and virtual town hall events online and over the phone.

For now everyone who can, must continue to stay home to slow the spread of the virus and help our healthcare professionals, first responders and other essential workers. Information on how to safely access essentials goods and services can be found below.

Thank you for being part of One Albuqeurque. Stay home and stay safe,

Mayor Tim Keller

Face Coverings Encouraged to Help Slow Community Spread of COVID-19

Last week Mayor Keller encouraged Burqueños to wear face coverings when they leave their homes, echoing a recommendation from New Mexico health officials and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Specially designed masks for doctors and nurses should not be used by members of the public to ensure there are as many as possible for front-line health care workers and first responders. A bandana, homemade fabric mask, scarf, ski mask, or other cloth barrier with two layers of fabric can help prevent those who have mild or no COVID-19 symptoms from unknowingly spreading the virus to others.

It’s important to note that while face coverings may provide an additional benefit, they do not replace essential practices of staying at home, hand washing, and social distancing.

Click here to see Mayor Keller demonstrate a simple way to wear your own face covering.

City Working to Prop Up Economy with Nearly $70 Million in Construction Projects

Major infrastructure upgrades, ADA improvements, public facility construction will continue to support key jobs and capitalize on less traffic and facility usage 

Mayor Tim Keller announced the City’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with nearly $70 million in construction projects that the administration is initiating in the next six months.

The City is also investing roughly $23 million into street rehabilitation and repaving across the city, $1.5 million in restriping existing roadway, and $1 million for median upgrades on West Central within the next six months.

For a full list of construction projects in progress or beginning in the next 6 months click the button below.

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First Lady Hosts Virtual Town Hall

First Lady Elizabeth Kistin Keller hosted a virtual conversation with ABQ residents and answered questions sent in by folks about how to help, working from home, and staying connected.

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Mayor Keller Hosts Second Telephone Town Hall

Mayor Keller also spoke directly to Albuquerque residents about the latest updates and answered questions about coronavirus. If you missed it, you can listen to the recording by clicking the button below.

Topics covered include public transportation, how to stay healthy and how we’re supporting vulnerable populations.

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Mayor Tim Keller Announces Plan for City Boards and Commissions to Adapt to Coronavirus While Maintaining Public Engagement, Access to Local Government

New guidelines for virtual meetings to keep progress going, comply with Open Meetings Act guidelines

Mayor Tim Keller and City Clerk Ethan Watson announced that regular meetings of City Boards and Commissions, which are central to the continuity of local government but had been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, will resume this week.

The City of Albuquerque has approximately 54 boards and commissions. These Boards and Commissions do critical work in a variety of areas, from development to environmental planning and air quality. Meetings will resume using virtual teleconferencing platforms.

More information can be found by clicking the button below.

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Mayor Keller, Open Space Superintendent, Bernalillo County, and Federal Partners Encourage Residents to Visit Less-Utilized Trails and Parks to Help Keep Open Space Open

City maintains more than 29,000 acres of Open Space in foothills, Bosque, and west mesa

The City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department through the Open Space Division maintains more than 29,000 acres of Major Public Open Space that contains hundreds of miles of hiking trails perfect for some exercise and enjoying Albuquerque’s perfect spring weather. During the COVID-19 public health emergency, City leaders are encouraging Burqueños to take advantage of less-used public lands while adhering to all social-distancing guidelines.

The 2,650 acres of the Sandia Foothills Open Space and the 4,300 acres of the Rio Grande Valley State Park, also known as the Bosque, are by far the most popular and heavily-trafficked areas, and visitors over the past few weekends have been met with large crowds and lines of hikers. But the City also manages 4,200 acres on the west side around the volcanoes, on the mesa top, and along the volcanic escarpment that is included within Petroglyph National Monument, featuring vast expanses of mesa-top lava flows, small volcanic features, archaeological sites, arroyo courses and wide vistas.

For more information on all of the City’s Open Space properties and trails, including downloadable trail maps, click the button below.

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Mayor Keller, Solid Waste Director Announce Modified Plan for City’s Largest Neighborhood Annual Clean Up Event

Residents are encouraged to maintain social distance by focusing clean up efforts on their own outdoor spaces and sidewalks

Mayor Keller announced a modified plan for the Great American Clean Up (GAC), an annual event on April 25 from 10am to 12pm. GAC is one of the city’s largest annual cleanups and hosted by Keep Albuquerque Beautiful and the City’s Solid Waste Management Department. This year, instead of gathering in large groups for big clean up events focused on specific areas, the modified plan encourages residents to maintain social distancing as they help clean up their own back yards, front yards, and areas surrounding their own homes and neighborhoods.

To learn more and to register, click the button below.

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Residents in need of assistance can find resources below:

  • If you are displaying symptoms, contact the New Mexico Department of Health at 1-855-600-3453
  • Childcare, food, etc
  • If you are in an unsafe environment due to domestic violence, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • To get information on Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, visit 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 found at
  • 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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