Albuquerque Goals Forum 2016

Albuquerque Goals Forum 2016

Date: 19-JUL-2016

2:30 - 7:30 pm
Human and Family Development
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Light Dinner
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Community and Cultural Engagement
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Location: Sid Cutter Pilot Pavilion, Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque, NM


Since 1995, residents of Albuquerque have met to define the community conditions they view as most important to ensure the city is an active, thriving, culturally rich, and sustainable high desert community. The Albuquerque Goals Forum is one of the primary methods the city utilizes to obtain resident input into the city’s goal setting process. Participants at the forum play a vital role by describing the future Albuquerque they would like to see. The focus of the 2016 forum will be on describing the desired community conditions for two of the city’s eight goals:

  • Human and Family Development, currently defined as “People of all ages have the opportunity to participate in the community and economy and are well sheltered, safe, healthy and educated.”
  • Community and Cultural Engagement, currently defined as “Residents are engaged in Albuquerque’s community and culture.”

The Albuquerque Indicators Progress Commission (IPC) is the convener of the forum in which residents have the opportunity to describe the future Albuquerque as a whole community, rather than the needs of any particular group or area. Your input can outline a meaningful path for elected officials and community leaders to follow.

Who Should Attend?

  • Parents
  • Youth
  • Retirees
  • Business members
  • Nonprofit/Association employees
  • Advocates
  • Government employees
  • Educators
  • Healthcare employees
  • Artists
  • Hospitality and tourism employees
  • Media
  • Anyone who has interest in providing input into what Albuquerque should look like in the future

Seating is limited. Early registration is highly recommended.

What Happens at the Forum?

This will not be a typical conference with a series of presentations. There will be an opening session to set the context for the event, but the bulk of the forum is comprised of small group discussions among participants who care about the issues and want to contribute to Albuquerque’s progress.

Prior to the forum, participants are encouraged to review the 2014 Albuquerque Progress Report. This report provides a basis for the discussions held during the forum. See the Reports tab for more background information on the city’s existing goals.

What Happens after the Forum?

Your suggestions will not sit on a shelf. Following the forum, the Indicators Progress Commission will use the input received to produce a report for the mayor and city council with a recommended vision, goals and desired community conditions. If adopted, your suggestions become an important part in guiding the city’s growth, providing city services, and assisting in allocating the city’s resources.

Note: We strive to accommodate the accessibility needs of our registrants. If you require any physical accommodations to participate, please register by July 1 so we can respond to your request.


The forum is convened by the Indicators Progress Commission. Volunteer citizens, appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of the city council, serve as commissioners. The role of the commissioners is to measure how well Albuquerque is progressing toward its long-term goals by monitoring indicators that show progress toward achieving them. They recommend revisions to the city’s vision, goals, and desired community conditions. The commissioners consider input from forum participants, as well as from other sources, before finalizing their recommendations to the mayor and city council.

IPC Members

Monica Abeita
Joaquin Baca
Elvira Lopez
Ari Macpherson Herring
Kendra Montanari
Sheila Moore
Diane Ogawa
Amy Overby
Elizabeth Paiz
Dawn Reed
Frank Roth


Albuquerque Desired Community Conditions Chart

Before attending the forum please review the Albuquerque Desired Community Conditions Chart. This chart will provide you with the foundation for the discussions during the 2016 Albuquerque Goals Forum. At the forum, you and your fellow Albuquerque residents will review, discuss, and potentially modify current desired community conditions listed in the chart as well as have the opportunity to recommend new conditions.

For this forum you will review the conditions for:

  • Goal 1: Human and Family Development, and
  • Goal 7: Community and Cultural Engagement

2014 Albuquerque Progress Report

For additional information you can also review the 2014 Albuquerque Progress Report which outlines the city's long-term goals, desired community conditions, and the progress made toward achieving them.

You can view the 2014 Albuquerque Progress Report either online or via a PDF document.

Online -
PDF - (Pages for key sections are indicated below.)

  • Introduction, p. 2
  • Goal 1: Human & Family Development, p. 3
  • Goal 7: Community & Cultural Engagement, p. 9
  • Understanding the Scorecard, p. 11

Hard copies can be made available upon request and will be available at the forum.

Final Report

  • City of Albuquerque 2016 Goals Forum: Recommendations City of Albuquerque 2016 Goals Forum: Recommendations
    Contract for the Albuquerque Indicators Progress Commission on Albuquerque's desired community conditions   24-Aug-2016



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