Monthly Archives: April 2021

Tree Planting Opportunity in Fair West Neighborhood

If four other Fair West neighbors are willing to help drive this program and if 100 homes (property owners) can be found for the trees in our neighborhood, then FWNA will apply for this tree grant.

If you are interested in being a program volunteer driver or making a home for a tree on your property please message or email

The deadline is May 10, 2021, six days before the annual meeting.

About the NeighborWoods Program

City Councilor Davis and Tree NM have teamed up once again to bring District 6 another NeighborWoods Grant opportunity. If your association is interested in 100 free street trees and 100 free small trees to be planted this fall please apply by Monday, May 10th .

Over the past years NeighborWoods Grants have brought over 800 trees and the knowledge to care for them to the South San Pedro, Trumbull Village, Elder Homestead, University Heights, Victory Hills, and Parkland Hills neighborhoods. And your neighborhood could be next!

Neighborhood Association Requirements:

  • A group of around 5 lead volunteers to help us drive the project
  • As many volunteers as possible to plant the trees
  • Help finding homes for the 100 street trees

Additional Information:

  • Clusters of trees are most impactful. We can plant anywhere within 20 feet back from the street (front and side yards are ok in some cases!)
  • There are usually 8+ varieties of street trees that will be available
  • Property owners must sign for the trees and Tree-Bates will be available

FWNA Annual Meeting at Fox Park/Zoom| May 16, 2021

Fair West Neighborhood Association FWNA will hold our Annual Meeting at Marion Fox Park on Saturday, May 16th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. This will be a hybrid meeting with Zoom and socially distanced in person.

  • The link for Zoom will be shared through the Information Blog
  • If you plan to attend in person please do not socialize in the park with people outside your COVID 19 pod
  • Remain 6 feet away from others and always wear a mask
  • Please bring your own chairs for this event

After two years of hard work, we are proud to announce that a revision of the bylaws was passed at the last board meeting, Sunday, April 11 th . We will have a signing ceremony at the annual meeting.

We will be discussing the upcoming ice cream social, and the scary supper so bring your ideas and be ready to volunteer. We are also in need of a membership chairperson and a newsletter editor.

While the expiration date of dues remains March 31st the price of dues has gone up $10.00, annual dues are now $15.00 for both resident and business membership. If your family does not have the financial mean to pay this amount please requesting a one-year waiver by sending an email to

If you have paid your membership fee between April 1, 2021 and March 31 st , 2021 your membership will not expire until March 31 st , 2022.

For the next two-year term of officers, Paul Sanchez, current secretary, has put his hat in the ring to be president. Katherine Turner, current president, has agreed to be vice president. Eric Sutton, current membership chairperson has asked to step down from his position and take up the position of secretary. Colton Dean, co-chair of the bylaw’s revision committee, was appointed interim treasure at the April 11 th meeting to fill the space vacated by our long-standing treasure Miguel Avitia who stepped down last October. Colton has expressed a desire to retain this position into the 2021-2023 term. Since, in accordance with the bylaws, the Board of Directors shall have first consideration for Officer nominations, if no Board Members express desire for these seats, these nominees will run unopposed.

General Board members currently are: Patty, Keane, current Vice President, Sharon Lawson; events coordinator, Shawna Araiza; Webmaster, Jim Farmin, past president, Mary Ryland, Phyllis Kissinger, Neta Dominguez, Eric Sutton.

We will be electing one general board seat.

Please note that the bylaws state: voting privileges shall be: one (1) vote per paid Membership and must be cast in person during meetings where voting is required. If a Resident Member and a Business Member share an address, and have paid their annual dues, both may cast a vote. This is the only circumstance where two (2) or more votes from one address will be accepted.

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Kirtland AFB Town Hall Meeting | Bulk Fuels Facility Cleanup

Dear Neighbor,

The Air Force will be hosting a virtual open house for the Kirtland Air Force Base Bulk Fuels Facility Cleanup project on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

In light of Coronavirus concerns, this open house will be held virtually using a platform provided by the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). Attendees will need to download the free Adobe Connect software to join the virtual meeting. It is suggested this be done in advance of the meeting date and time. The software can be downloaded at   

Community members interested in joining the virtual open house can join using the following internet connection:

An updated presentation will be provided that will include a project status update and a question and answer period. To submit questions, e-mail

If you would like additional information, please contact Brannon Lamar at 377 Air Base Wing Public Affairs at (505) 639-8420 or by email,

We ask that you share this notification with others in your community and hope you can join us at the upcoming event!

Kirtland Air Force Base Public Affairs

Walk Audit Update – Deadline Now Sunday, April 18th

The Walk Audit Activity on Saturday, March 28th went great. I want to thank the neighbors who participated: Dorothy Kerwin, Paul Sanchez, Rich Wood, Tom Turner, Joe Turner, and Alison Turner. I would also like to thank Terra Reed: CABQ Vision Zero/Safe Street Coordinator, Rebecca Bolen: Planner CABQ Planning Department, and Sarah Ijadi: Transportation Planner with the Mid-Region Council of Government for helping to organize this event and leading the walks.

If you are interested in a Self-Directed Walking Audit – Here is how:

1 Get A Walk Audit Activity Packet

  • There are paper audits to fill out in the park. On the Information Board Kiosk and in the Information Box attached to the FWNA sign
  • Download and print the PDF or there is also an online version of the self-directed walk audit at You can move the map or describe your route in the comments. If you use the route we used, just put Fair West Route.

2 Hand your completed audit in by midnight, Sunday, April 18th

Thank you for being an active part of making our neighborhood great.