Mayor Tim Keller

Mayor Tim Keller Mayor Tim Keller is dedicated to making the City of Albuquerque a safe, innovative and inclusive community.

After a successful business career, Tim Keller refocused his professional life on tackling some of the biggest issues facing Albuquerque and New Mexico. Throughout his public service, from State Senator for the International District to New Mexico State Auditor to Mayor of Albuquerque, Tim has consistently challenged the status quo and developed a track record of real impact. Tim became Mayor on Dec. 1, 2017, after garnering 62 percent of the non-partisan election. Previously, Tim was elected twice to the State Senate in one of the most diverse districts in New Mexico, encompassing Albuquerque's International District. He rose to the position of Majority Whip and successfully sponsored dozens new laws. He also had the distinction of passing the most bipartisan sponsored legislation during his tenure. In 2014, Tim Keller was elected one of the youngest State Auditors in the country. He created the state’s first Government Accountability Office (GAO) and pushed the office to the forefront of the state’s most critical issues. Responsible for financial oversight of about 1,000 local governments, Tim championed a range of transparency efforts including highlighting billions in idle infrastructure funds, exposing fraudulent actions by elected officials, rebutting the myth of scarcity and tackling the rape kit backlog. In addition to his public service, Tim spent fifteen years in the private sector, starting with fortune 500 companies and most recently helping Native American governmental financial operations. He also lived for several years in Cambodia where he ran the nation's first IT social enterprise focused on hiring land mine victims and other disadvantaged persons. Tim Keller was born and raised in Albuquerque and is an Eagle Scout and Kellogg Foundation Race Equity Fellow. Following graduation from St. Pius X High School, he attended the Notre Dame where he studied Art History. He then went on to earn an MBA with honors from the Harvard Business School. Albuquerque's First Family. In his personal time, Keller, former quarterback in high school, still enjoys the game and played for Albuquerque’s professional Arena Football team in their season opener. A heavy metal enthusiast, Keller was profiled as the “#MetalMayor” by the New York Times. Tim is also an advocate for Dyslexia awareness after being diagnosed and re-learning various reading skills as an adult. He lives in Albuquerque with his wife Liz and their two young children, Jack and Maya.

I’m running for Mayor of Albuquerque because it’s time to step up with new leadership and a clear vision for our city’s future. I believe that, together, we can meet these challenges head on to build a safe, inclusive and innovative city that works for all of us. I hope you’ll take a moment to watch our video and learn more about our publicly financed campaign at www.TK4ABQ.com. https://www.facebook.com/Keller4ABQ/videos/1200982599984968/

Family & Community Services
08/07/2020

Family & Community Services

Our team is gearing up for our Cruzin’ into the School Year event tomorrow!!⁣⁣
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Thank you to Western Sky Community Care for the HUGE donation! ⁣⁣
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School supplies, hand sanitizer, a mask and a locker 505 voucher are included in each backpack!⁣⁣
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See you all tomorrow!⁣
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#fcsabq #onealbuquerque @abqtodo

Sign up for our fall youth programming – the lottery is open now until August 14. Our team is hard at work setting up ou...
08/07/2020

Sign up for our fall youth programming – the lottery is open now until August 14. Our team is hard at work setting up our youth programs to help fill the gaps for working families going into the school year. Go to play.cabq.gov to sign up.

08/05/2020
City of Albuquerque announces first round of outdoor dining grant recipients

We’re grateful to be able to help local businesses in this extremely difficult time. There are still grants available for restaurants that want to expand their outdoor seating options. Learn more at cabq.gov/outdoor-dining.

City of Albuquerque announces first round of outdoor dining grant recipients

08/05/2020
The Zoo is Reopening!

🦒BIG ANNOUNCEMENT🐒

We’re excited to welcome you back to the ABQ BioPark Zoo! We’ll begin our test reopening phase with members this Friday and will move to a complete open with COVID-safe practices on Wednesday, August 12. Learn more at abqbiopark.com.

Had the opportunity to join our ADA Advisory Council this evening to honor the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Am...
08/05/2020

Had the opportunity to join our ADA Advisory Council this evening to honor the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The City is dedicated to creating a safer, more equitable ABQ for every Burqueño and that includes our ADA community.

Spent some time this morning chairing the first-of-its-kind Homeless Coordinating Council meeting. The City is working w...
08/04/2020

Spent some time this morning chairing the first-of-its-kind Homeless Coordinating Council meeting. The City is working with partners like The University of New Mexico - UNM and Bernalillo County NM to address one of our biggest challenges with the future Gateway Center, street outreach, permanent housing, youth services and more.

Don’t forget to sign up to participate in our parents telephone town hall this Thursday at 7:30pm. We’re bringing subjec...
08/04/2020

Don’t forget to sign up to participate in our parents telephone town hall this Thursday at 7:30pm. We’re bringing subject matter experts together to answer your questions about things from play-based learning to mental health. Sign up before 9pm tomorrow at cabq.gov/parentstownhall.

08/03/2020
Mayor Tim Keller

Our values have not changed and we will not waiver in our fight against hate and racism. What we saw a year ago today was an act of hatred and there is no room for that in our city or country.

Praying for the families and friends of those lost today and always.

A heartfelt reminder about the values we hold dear, from Albuquerque’s First Lady Elizabeth Kistin Keller:

I have no sufficient words.

This morning in an interview in Spanish about the city-wide school supply drive and students headed back to school I was asked if I had any words for families feeling fearful after El Paso. And as my brain fumbled about in search of the right words - in any language - I burst into tears, overcome with the heartache from the hate and loss and fear. I don’t remember much of what I actually said from there, but something like this was swirling about in my head:

I truly have no sufficient words to share as we grieve with the families who lost loved ones and stand with and support the many more suffering intensified fear in this hateful climate. But amidst this deep pain I am also buoyed by the actions of people stepping up to care for each other in ways both big and small. I am proud to be part of a community working tirelessly toward inclusion and I am hopeful that working together we will continue the long, hard work to fight back against hate.

08/03/2020
IgniteCities Feature: Albuquerque, New Mexico Mayor Tim Keller

The City has always been a safety net for our vulnerable communities, so when corona hit we knew we had to step up to continue providing critical services to folks. Thanks to all of our departments who have been hard at work helping our community get through this pandemic and keeping our city running.

Mayors are on the frontlines during this coronavirus pandemic protecting the health and welfare of their residents. NLC partnered with IGNITE Cities to raise...

08/03/2020
Albuquerque's Solid Waste Management Dept. offers large item pick up

Our Solid Waste Department has been hard at work keeping our city clean even during this pandemic. You can schedule large item pickup for things like furniture, appliances, and other items that don’t fit in your trash bin by calling 311. Remember, don’t just leave large items on the curb, schedule a pickup!
Keep Albuquerque Beautiful

Director of the Solid Waste Management Department, Matthew Whelan discusses how the service works and why it's beneficial.

Just want to take a moment to thank all of our community center employees who have stepped up during corona to hand out ...
08/02/2020

Just want to take a moment to thank all of our community center employees who have stepped up during corona to hand out meals and provide over 150,000 hours of child care for essential workers.

08/01/2020
Albuquerque city leaders help local restaurants expand patio dining areas

During this pandemic, we have worked to support our local economy through programs like our outdoor dining grants. This allows restaurants to create more outdoor dining space in their parking lots and sidewalks. Visit cabq.gov/outdoor-dining to learn more.

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Albuquerque city leaders have received dozens of applications from local businesses asking for help to expand their outdoor services. Subscribe to KOAT on Yo...

Like many parents around the country and here in our city, Liz and I have been listening carefully to updates about the ...
07/31/2020

Like many parents around the country and here in our city, Liz and I have been listening carefully to updates about the upcoming school year. We know there are a lot of questions around how parents will juggle virtual learning while working or how to explain to kids why things are changing. We’re bringing experts from different areas together to answer questions and share resources with parents during a telephone town hall on August 6 at 7:30pm. Sign up to participate at cabq.gov/parentstownhall.

(Picture taken December 2019)

Albuquerque Police Department
07/31/2020

Albuquerque Police Department

Residents who wish to hold a protest or demonstration for any cause can call the City of Albuquerque, 505-269-5927. From there they can get information on protesting and limitations on different city properties, or be connected to resources for coordinating traffic control or street closures. For more information visit http://www.cabq.gov/office-of-equity-inclusion/protests-demonstrations

07/31/2020
How ABQ has #UpsetTheSetup

Thanks to HBO and HBO Documentary Films for helping share the story of how ABQ has #UpsetTheSetup through our work for a more equitable city for all Burqueños.

Tomorrow we’re hosting a virtual town hall to answer your questions about the City’s coronavirus response and recovery. ...
07/30/2020
One Albuquerque Media GOV-TV 16

Tomorrow we’re hosting a virtual town hall to answer your questions about the City’s coronavirus response and recovery. Leave your questions in the comments here or tomorrow in the live stream. Tune in live at 10am at Mayor Tim Keller, https://www.youtube.com/user/GOVTV16COA or GovTV Comcast channel 16.

GOV TV is the local government television channel for Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. GOV TV provides real-time streaming video of local government progra...

07/29/2020
www.cabq.gov

Like it or not, wearing a mask is the best way right now to keep our city running—to save lives, get businesses open, and bring jobs back. Our goal is compliance and our efforts by many departments are ensuring that literally thousands more people are complying with the public health order.

07/29/2020

We asked the US Attorney to give us assurances in writing about Operation Legend, and we got them for our city. Specifically, the US attorney has provided a written guarantee that Operation Legend will not be what we saw in Portland. However, we remain concerned about the President’s own words that contradict these assurances, and we will hold the appropriate people accountable if this is not true.

Hey ABQ! Just a friendly reminder that when you buy #OneAlbuquerque merch, you’re supporting local business and 20% of a...
07/28/2020

Hey ABQ! Just a friendly reminder that when you buy #OneAlbuquerque merch, you’re supporting local business and 20% of all sales go to the One Albuquerque Fund to help us face some of our city’s toughest challenges. oneabqmerch.com

P.S. #MaskUp

We work with federal partners every day to fight violent crime in our city, but always with written agreements about the...
07/28/2020
Albuquerque Mayor On Trump's Plan To Send Federal Agents Into The City

We work with federal partners every day to fight violent crime in our city, but always with written agreements about the scope of constitutional policing. We cannot be sure Operation Legend will fit these standards until we have details in writing that this will be different from what we’ve seen in Portland.

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller on President Trump's plan to send federal law enforcement officers into the city to fight crime.

Our WiFi on Wheels program is bridging the gap for a lot of kids who don’t have access to the internet at home. These dr...
07/27/2020

Our WiFi on Wheels program is bridging the gap for a lot of kids who don’t have access to the internet at home. These drive up WiFi spots provide a place for students to download and upload their assignments for distance learning. Find the location closest to you at cabq.gov/wifi.

We’re building the new Albuquerque Community Safety department to send the right response to the right call every time. ...
07/26/2020
Albuquerque Community Safety Department asking for community input

We’re building the new Albuquerque Community Safety department to send the right response to the right call every time. These professionally-trained responders will take things like mental health, addiction, and homelessness off police officer’s plates so they can focus on fighting violent crime.

City leaders are looking at what resources are available and how to create partnerships to make sure the right people are on the job.

We’re demanding that any federal operation in Albuquerque meet high standards of transparency and respect residents’ civ...
07/25/2020
City Sends Formal Request to DOJ Demanding Transparency, Limits on Scope of Operation Legend

We’re demanding that any federal operation in Albuquerque meet high standards of transparency and respect residents’ civil rights.

City Sends Formal Request to DOJ Demanding Transparency, Limits on Scope of Operation Legend https://www.cabq.gov/mayor/news/city-sends-formal-request-to-doj-demanding-transparency-limits-on-scope-of-operation-legend https://www.cabq.gov/mayor/news/city-sends-formal-request-to-doj-demanding-transpar...

Our community has fought for years for constitutional crime fighting in step with our values – we will not stand for tar...
07/24/2020
Albuquerque Mayor on Fed forces: 'Our city will hold them accountable'

Our community has fought for years for constitutional crime fighting in step with our values – we will not stand for targeting immigrants, peaceful protesters and people of color.

The Mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tim Keller, joins Ayman Mohyeldin after the Trump administration ordered federal forces into his city. Keller is wary of the motivations for the deployment, calling it a "reelection strategy" from the President.

07/24/2020
www.cabq.gov

We’ll be hosting a parent resources telephone town hall on Thursday, August 6 at 7:30pm to answer questions from parents going into the school year during this pandemic. We’ll be covering topics including play based learning and mental helath for both parents and kids. Sign up to participate at cabq.gov/parentstownhall.

We know that school will look different this fall, but kids will still need school supplies no matter what. We are accep...
07/24/2020

We know that school will look different this fall, but kids will still need school supplies no matter what. We are accepting donations for our annual Cruisin’ Into the School Year school supply drive until August 5 at all City community centers. Visit cabq.gov/family to learn more.

(Picture taken August 2019)

07/23/2020

Like thousands of parents, Liz and I are paying close attention to the announcements about schools this fall due to COVID-19. Though necessary, we know that ongoing changes to the school schedule are incredibly hard on working families. Our City’s before school, after school and summer school programs always play an important role for nearly 30,000 kids and their parents, and are now more crucial than ever. We reached out to APS and are working to step up and fill as many gaps as we can for working parents. We’ll announce more information about our kids programs in the coming weeks.

The drive-in at Balloon Fiesta Park will be providing some family friendly entertainment starting today through the week...
07/23/2020

The drive-in at Balloon Fiesta Park will be providing some family friendly entertainment starting today through the weekend. If you’re looking for a safe, socially distanced activity check out https://www.balloonfiestadrivein.com/.

We always welcome constitutional crime fighting partnerships but won’t sell out our city for a bait and switch excuse to...
07/23/2020

We always welcome constitutional crime fighting partnerships but won’t sell out our city for a bait and switch excuse to send secret police to Albuquerque. Operation Legend is not real crime fighting; it’s politics standing in the way of police work and makes us less safe.

There’s still time to register your kid for Albuquerque Police Department’s Camp Fearless, a virtual youth camp that hel...
07/22/2020
Summer Camp Fearless

There’s still time to register your kid for Albuquerque Police Department’s Camp Fearless, a virtual youth camp that helps build trust and positive interactions between the community and youth with the police department. Learn more and sign up at https://www.cabq.gov/police/programs/summer-camp-fearless.

Information about the Albuquerque Police Department's Summer Camp Fearless.

There is no place for Trump's secret police in our city.
07/21/2020

There is no place for Trump's secret police in our city.

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As your Mayor, I’m dedicated to making the City of Albuquerque a safe, innovative and inclusive community. This includes returning to community policing, focusing on behavioral health and substance abuse issues, and hiring more front-line police officers and first responders.

My administration is also committed to fulfilling Albuquerque’s enormous potential, by prioritizing job creation, igniting innovation, and fostering broad-based economic growth. For Albuquerque to be successful, we must place increased emphasis on growing the incredible businesses located right here in the City.

There is a lot of work to do. But by pulling together we can tackle our toughest challenges.

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Quote:United States Attorney John Anderson is the head federal prosecutor for the state. He sent Keller a damning letter (read the full letter here) accusing the mayor and his administration of lying about the city not getting a U.S. Department of Justice crime-fighting grant. He didn’t stop there, stating that crime is out of control in Albuquerque. He said in the letter that Keller had been informed of the feds choosing Albuquerque as an Operation Legend city days before President Trump announced the effort – but then it got ugly. Keller and his administration flipped out, publicly condemning it a few days later. That’s not all. He then attacks Keller over the $10 million federal crime-fighting that Keller and his police chief Mike Geier said hasn’t materialized. Anderson told Keller that the grant package has been in the city’s hands for at least a month. Ready for this? All the city has to do to get the money is to accept and sign the grant papers… which they haven’t done. On July 24th, Keller sent a letter to Anderson’s office expressing his concern with federal forces being deployed into his city and that he feared they were only coming to police “First Amendment Assemblies.” He bases this belief that the federal police officers sent to Portland were only there for political theatre and not their real mission, to protect federal property. Unquote Mr. Mayor you aren't being honest, just political. David E. Heil, Vero Beach, Florida
Why is the mask mandate not being enforced and monitored at Tingley Beach? I was ready to renew my Biopark membership but not if I am supporting such dangerous and disappointing community behavior.
I hope there will be some way to save these and display them somewhere when downtown re-opens. Yay for art! https://www.facebook.com/groups/ulocalNewMexico/permalink/611399242849211/
Someone tell me how the hell I can get off Keller’s auto dial. I never lived in Albq. They must just call all 505 numbers. Stupid, stupid idiot this mayor, and his staff.
For some reason, I keep getting calls from your office to join a live telephone townhall. I don’t live in Albuquerque. I don’t even live in the state of New Mexico. PLEASE stop calling me. I’ve been getting these calls for months.
South Dakota never shut down and they are doing great! https://www.facebook.com/govnoem/videos/288743038887522/
Wait...wait...wait...what? Sir, just...what?