Mayor Tim Keller

Mayor Tim Keller Tim Keller, Mayor of Albuquerque, is dedicated to making the City 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.

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.

11/21/2020

BIG NEWS from our ABQ BioPark 🐧🥚

11/21/2020

We get lots of questions on social media and we want to answer as many as we can. In order to do so, we’re introducing Frequently Asked Fridays.

First question: What is the City doing for small businesses who are struggling during the pandemic?

11/20/2020
Do I Need a COVID-19 Test?

We’re working closely with our State partners to expand testing for Albuquerque residents. If you are experiencing symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to the virus, come get tested. It’s essential to getting this under control and save lives.

Pre-register for testing at Ted M. Gallegos Community Center at http://doineedacovid19test.com

This program is part of the public-private partnership announced on March 13, 2020. eTrueNorth is working with HHS, state and local officials, and pharmacy and lab partners to open testing sites in areas of need.

This pandemic is difficult and it is affecting all of us in many different ways. If you or someone you know is strugglin...
11/20/2020

This pandemic is difficult and it is affecting all of us in many different ways. If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone. There is help available.

With this opportunity and the exciting news around Group Orion, we are on track to become home base for space. Our emerg...
11/19/2020
Albuquerque Makes Short List for New U.S. Space Command Center

With this opportunity and the exciting news around Group Orion, we are on track to become home base for space.

Our emergence as a center for space exploration and research means we have a highly-skilled and knowledgeable workforce ready welcome the permanent U.S. Space Command to the Land of Enchantment.

Combined with Albuquerque’s existing strong partnerships with Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Labs, Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL, and our quality of life and resilience as one of the healthiest cities in the nation in the wake of COVID-19I know we have a good shot.

https://www.cabq.gov/mayor/news/albuquerque-makes-short-list-for-new-u-s-space-command-center

On the heels of Orion Group announcement, Albuquerque in top six for new federal aerospace facility

We’ve pushed millions of dollars of construction projects through to keep people employed during this pandemic and becau...
11/19/2020
City set to complete 30% more road projects this year

We’ve pushed millions of dollars of construction projects through to keep people employed during this pandemic and because of that, we are set to complete 30% more road projects this year.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city of Albuquerque is on track to do a lot more road work than it did last year. Officials say one reason is that contractors can move faster when there’s…

11/18/2020
Buy Local

Now, it’s more important than ever to #SupportLocalABQ. Ordering online, grabbing some takeout or purchasing gift cards for later can make a difference.

Leave your favorite ABQ business in the comments

11/17/2020
Free Firewood For Seniors

Our ABQ Department of Senior Affairs has free firewood from City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation available for seniors to help keep them warm this winter. Seniors 60+ can call 505-764-6400 to request a delivery.

Today at 11:30am, we will provide an update on the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tune in live on Facebook, T...
11/17/2020
One Albuquerque Media GOV-TV 16

Today at 11:30am, we will provide an update on the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tune in live on Facebook, Twitter or https://www.youtube.com/user/GOVTV16COA.

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

Thanks to Stride Inc. for sharing this pic and info:60% of Stride's employees are adults with special needs. Business li...
11/17/2020

Thanks to Stride Inc. for sharing this pic and info:

60% of Stride's employees are adults with special needs. Business like this, from the city, helps keep them employed.

Local businesses like Stride Inc. that employ ABQ residents are our reason for working to keep purchasing dollars right ...
11/16/2020
OPINION | Kudos to city for supporting local biz

Local businesses like Stride Inc. that employ ABQ residents are our reason for working to keep purchasing dollars right here at home.

OPINION | Our mayor supports buying local and, in my opinion, he hit a home run for our local small business. ...

11/16/2020

City Updates Facilities and Services under State’s New Public Health Order

Implementing latest changes to limit spread of COVID-19

The City of Albuquerque is preparing to implement the latest changes to the State’s Public Health Order that will take effect on Monday, November 16.

Throughout this round of closings and adjustments, the City will remain focused on ensuring continuity in essential services for the most vulnerable, supporting working families who don’t have the luxury of staying home, and working to keep local businesses afloat.

Beginning Monday, the following changes to City facilities and services will be implemented:

311 Community Contact Center
• Open regular hours. Report issues anytime with the OneABQ app.

Albuquerque Police Department
• The APD Records Office is closed for walk-in requests. Submit a police report to (505) 768-2020 or [email protected]. APD Records personnel are available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• APD is encouraging the public to use online reporting during the next two weeks as a result of the state’s Public Health Order. APD’s substations will be closed to the public during this period of heightened restrictions. The public can submit police reports online.

Animal Welfare
• The Animal Welfare Department will be shifting to appointment-only adoptions in an effort to continue with its mission to save animal lives and also comply with social distancing recommendations. Anyone wanting to adopt a pet is asked to visit www.cabq.gov/pets to see available pets and to call 311 to schedule an adoption appointment.
• AWD is only accepting emergency intake of stray animals, meaning animals in need of medical treatment because they are sick or injured and animals that may pose a risk to public safety. The intake desk will be open for emergency intake of stray animals from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the week. Animal Protection Officers will continue operations to address public safety concerns.
• The Everyday Adoption Center and Lucky Paws Adoption Center are closed.

City Hall and City Clerk
• All city buildings are closed to the public. Access will be granted to employees by use of badge only. Report issues online or via the OneABQ App.
• The City Clerk’s office is closed to the public but will continue to process requests to inspect public records that are received electronically. Inspection of Public Records requests that have already been processed will resume when the office is re-opened. The City Clerk’s office will still accept summonses, appeals, and subpoenas. They should be submitted electronically to: [email protected].

Cultural Services
• All Albuquerque BioPark facilities are closed.
• Indoor cultural facilities, including the Albuquerque Museum, Explora, Balloon Museum, Casa San Ysidro, the South Broadway Cultural Center, and the KiMo Theatre, are closed.
• All Albuquerque & Bernalillo County Libraries are closed. Dates for holds, checked out items, and library cards have been extended for the duration.
• Anyone who purchased tickets for closed facilities will receive a refund.

Department of Municipal Development
• The Parking Enforcement Division is closed at this time. Parking garages are open and free.
• DMD is not forwarding parking citations to Metro Court at this time. Parking citations can be paid online at https://www.cabq.gov/municipaldevelopment/residents/parking/paying-a-parking-citation.
• The Engineering Office on the 3rd floor of Old City Hall is closed to the public.

Economic Development, Film, & Small Business Offices
• Closed to the public for in person service but can be reached by calling (505) 768-3270.

Family & Community Services
• Community centers are closed to the general public, except for ongoing emergency childcare programs for essential workers.
• Health and Social Service Centers are open to provide critical services.
• The Westside Emergency Housing Center and the City’s 4 Health and Social Service Centers remain open.

Parks & Recreation
• The following facilities are closed: Balloon Fiesta Park, the BMX Park, City pools, Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center, softball fields, City-owned Little League fields, golf courses, the Golf and Event Center, the Shooting Range Park, skate parks, and tennis and pickleball courts.
• The Open Space Visitor Center is closed to the public. All scheduled events are canceled through at least November 30th.

Planning
• Plaza del Sol is currently closed to the public. Permitting services continue via telephone/email, and inspections and field work will still be performed. A drop box outside the building is set up for applicants needing to turn in any paperwork that cannot be electronically submitted. For these types of issues, staff will pick up and review submissions left in the drop box and then arrange for a time for applicants to pick up any permits or paperwork.

Senior Affairs
• Senior Centers remain closed to the public except for ongoing grab & go meal sites.

Solid Waste
• City Solid Waste Management Convenience Centers are open.
• All collection operations are operating as usual.

Transit
• All ABQ RIDE and Sun Van service will shift to a Saturday-style schedule in the near future, with advance notice to the public.

11/15/2020

We wish all who celebrate the Diwali festival peace, happiness and health. 🪔

11/14/2020

This pandemic has been devastating to local businesses and workers—and it’s not going away. We’re getting money into the hands of small businesses all over Albuquerque to help them keep afloat in this crisis.

This weekend, the City’s compliance  effort will focus on enforcing the requirement that stores provide hours for senior...
11/14/2020

This weekend, the City’s compliance effort will focus on enforcing the requirement that stores provide hours for seniors and high risk folks and limit the purchase of essential products so all residents can get what they need.

Tim Keller
11/14/2020

Tim Keller

Happy birthday Liz 🥳 Thanks for all you do for our family and our city!

Picture taken Nov. 2019

City Readies for New State Public Health Order, Continues Increased EnforcementTargeted compliance effort, adapting faci...
11/14/2020

City Readies for New State Public Health Order, Continues Increased Enforcement

Targeted compliance effort, adapting facilities and services to combat recent spike of COVID-19

The City of Albuquerque is continuing its targeted compliance effort and adapting City facilities and service to combat the recent spike of COVID-19. The City is preparing to implement the latest changes to the State’s Public Health Orders that take effect on November 16, while ensuring continuity in essential services for the most vulnerable and working to keep local business including restaurants afloat. In the coming days, the City will announce possible changes at Animal Welfare, Cultural Services, Parks, Transit and other departments.

“We are at another critical point in this fight to keep Albuquerque healthy, and we need everyone to step up and do their part,” stated Mayor Keller. “We’ll continue to focus our efforts on support for struggling local businesses, working families who don’t have the luxury of staying home, and vulnerable populations like seniors—but no one can solve this alone. Stay home anytime you can, wear a mask when you go out, and practice social distancing. If we’re going to get this back under control, we’ve all got to make thoughtful, informed decisions for our families and our community.”

The City is also continuing its enforcement blitz on requirements in the State- and City-issued public health orders designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. Over the past several weekends, officers and inspectors from multiple City departments have conducted thousands of compliance interactions and issued notices of violations to businesses and individuals who refuse to follow basic public health considerations.

Last week, the City conducted 355 compliance interactions with businesses and individuals, 23 of which were in regards to face coverings. Since October, the City has conducted nearly 3,000 compliance interactions. The enforcement team continues to send members out to investigate, educate, and issue notices of violation, while APD may issue citations.

For the next phase of the compliance effort, officials will be particularly focused on the City’s requirement that grocery stores must provide special hours for seniors and other high risk individuals and also limit the number of items of certain goods and supplies that customers may purchase.

Throughout the pandemic, the City has provided grants and other assistance to local businesses. Help is still available and businesses are encouraged to visit cabq.gov/coronavirus-information/business-organization-resources for more information.

Albuquerque, like almost the entire state and country, is seeing large spikes in coronavirus rates. Over the spring and summer, the city had emerged as a model for controlled spread, testing access, and economic resilience. While still outperforming other metropolitan areas, Albuquerque’s initial success is at risk with every new spike.

City leaders will announce updates and impacts to City services at the next COVID update in the coming days.

11/13/2020
New AFR Station 9

We’re giving you an inside look at the new Albuquerque Fire Rescue Station 9 near Eubank and Menaul, which nearly doubles the capacity of the first responders in the area and brings the first ladder company east of Wyoming in ABQ. This station is a great example of our bond funds at work.

11/13/2020

We’re previewing a game-changing partnership for a potential new aerospace project, 1000+jobs, 4.1 mil sq ft of construction work.

ALBUQUERQUE —For over a year, Group Orion has been working closely with Mayor Tim Keller’s administration to secure an agreement and work out details for a development that would bring the company to the City of Albuquerque’s Aviation Center of Excellence (ACE), an 80-acre site adjacent to the Sunport once occupied by a north/south runway that was decommissioned in 2012. The plans include a potential 1000 employees and construction of 4.1 million square feet buildings that would create transformative economic development not seen in our city for decades.

“The Orion Center has the potential to be a game-changing partnership for our city’s Aerospace and Tech Sector,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “We knew how important this is for Albuquerque, so early this year we sent COO Lawrence Rael and Sunport Director Nyika Allen to D.C. to bring this deal home to the Aviation Center of Excellence. This development could be a massive job creator for our city, providing a boost to our economy and securing our role in the booming space industry.”

The global space economy is projected to be worth $3 trillion by 2045, and no city is more prepared than Albuquerque to capitalize on that growth. This unprecedented industry expansion is due to advances in space tourism and military spending - areas in which Albuquerque is well-positioned to lead the country.

“We would like to express our appreciation to Mayor Tim Keller, his team, and our project partners for their support during this development process”, said James Reid Gorman, VP of Administration for Theia Group, Incorporated. “We look forward to continued and meaningful progress on the project in the coming months.”

On August 2, 2020, the City of Albuquerque’s Aviation and Economic Development Departments participated in a public meeting with City Council President Pat Davis’ District 6 Neighborhood Coalition to formally introduce Group Orion to the community. Plans were then submitted to the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) in late September.

“We started working on this project a year ago recognizing what incredible potential it has to diversify Albuquerque’s economy,” said Chief Operating Officer Lawrence Rael. “In our meetings with the company, we expressed that our city’s natural assets position us to be a perfect home for this innovative work.”

At today’s meeting of the EPC, that plan for a City partnership to bring a major aerospace and technology company to Albuquerque took a big step forward, receiving approval to move to the next stage. Group Orion, a subsidiary of Theia Group, Incorporated, participated in the hearing today to present their plans.

Group Orion will now shift their focus to the next stage of the approval process with the Federal Aviation Administration. If fully approved, initial site work could begin as soon as spring of 2021 with some phases of construction complete by 2023.

“The EPC’s approval marks another important step towards Orion Center coming to fruition,” said Nyika Allen, Director of Aviation for the City of Albuquerque. “With the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on the Aviation Industry, bringing Group Orion in as on-site partners would represent a much-needed boost to our non-aeronautical business operations.”

Owned and operated by the City of Albuquerque’s Aviation Department, the Albuquerque International Sunport is New Mexico’s largest commercial airport, welcoming over 5 million passengers each year. Served by 8 major carriers, the Sunport offers non-stop service between ABQ and more than 20 destinations, all with worldwide connectivity. The Albuquerque International Sunport is the Gateway of New Mexico.

Theia Group is a privately held aerospace company headquartered in Washington, DC. To learn more about Theia Group Inc, please visit https://theiagroupinc.com/.

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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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Mayor Tim Keller (Mayor Tim Keller), the City shuts down Cabela's and Sportsman's Warehouse, threatens Calibers and leaves ABQ Guns, JCT and other shops operating as normal. Enforcement of the Governor's whims should be fair, not this pick your favorites and ignore others. Unmitigated BS, plain and simple.
Good morning, ... The reason Covid has such an outbreak in our state... Is Its a nightmare trying to get test results... I’ve been on the phone with the Department of health for 3 hours. Trying to access my chart though Presbyterian... I’m so upset... 😡
Good morning! I have this wonderful idea. I usually travel to Michigan for Christmas and there they have multiple places where you can drive through Christmas light displays. I thought since we are unable to do the River of lights or travel to Michigan this year, it would be so cool to bring the River of lights to us, the public. What if we brought some of the light up displays to the downtown central corridor and allow people to cruise Central in their cars to look at the wonderful displays of lights. We really need this, We need light back in our lives. I thought it could be a combination between Rochester and Hines drive in Michigan https://www.clickondetroit.com/all-about-michigan/2018/12/18/7-places-to-see-amazing-holiday-light-displays-in-michigan-this-year/ where the buildings would be decorated with twinkle lights and we could bring some of the lights sculptures from the biopark downtown. "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." J.K.Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Lol.
Is there a way to share all the local shops websites for Holiday shopping?
Ok.. what food... what shelters.... you are an actual disappointment....
When will the next Covid-19 briefing to the public be made in light of the fact that Governor Lujan just hit the pause button for two weeks. Thank you.
So....why is this allowed and yet we as local vendors have the sherriff called on us if we try to set up our booths?
Mayor just saw california boarding up business , possible riot ? That going to happen here ???
Covid 19 is totally out of control ! NOW CAN APD GIVE TICKETS TO NON MASKS OFFENDERS.