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Participate in APD’s Mission and Vision Update

What do you want to see Albuquerque Police Department prioritize? What does a successful police department look like to you? 

Take part in the process to update the mission statement and vision statement that guides APD’s work. Unique and various perspectives are critical to help inform the drafting of their updated mission and vision statement.

Your participation is important! APD is respectfully requesting support in two different ways:

1) complete a short, anonymous survey at

2) participate in a focus group

Date Time Location
Tuesday, September 25 6:00 p.m. Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center, 4900 Kachina St NW
Wednesday, September 26 6:00 p.m. Alamosa Community Center,

6900 Gonzales Rd SW # C

Saturday, September 29 10:00 a.m. North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave NE
Wednesday, October 3 5:00 p.m. Freedom High School, 5200 Cutler Ave NE
Saturday, October 6 11:00 a.m. Highland High School, 4700 Coal Ave SE

Internal focus groups will be offered to APD personnel. Any input provided through a focus group and/or a survey response will be anonymous and the information collected will be analyzed and given consideration.

The Department will unveil its new mission and vision in early 2019. If at any time you would like to obtain feedback or updates, please reach out to Chris Sylvan of the APD Mission/Vision Ad Hoc Committee at

Fair West Parking Changes – 2018 New Mexico State Fair

Part of living in the Fair West Neighborhood is experiencing the sights and sounds of the NM State Fair. Due to rising costs, the city is no longer able to provide No Parking signs throughout the Fair West Neighborhood and parking passes for the neighbors. For the past couple of years, this has caused problems and confusion.

This year the FWNA board has collaborated with our city councilors and the mayor’s offices, APD and the EXPO NM to develop a strategy that we hope will work for all. The only parking signs will be No Event Parking signs at the entrances to the neighborhood on the North, East and South sides. Fair West neighbors will not receive passes but will but will be able to park on the street as usual.

APD will be creating a Parking Enforcement Team to parole and enforce any illegal parking. Report any parking problems by calling 311 or 242-COPS.

Please spread the word that the State Fair provides free, weekend Park & Ride service from the southwest lot of the Coronado Mall. See All NM State Fair Parking Options

Fair West Neighborhood Ice Cream Social 8/19

The Annual Ice Cream Social is on Sunday, August 19th between 3-5pm at Fox Memorial Park. Meet and mingle with neighbors and enjoy free ice cream.

FWNA Ice Cream Social
When: Sunday August 19th, 3-5pm
Where: Fox Memorial Park
Hope to see you!  Please share this with your neighbors.

Make sure your voice is heard this November; Paula has volunteered to help neighbors register to vote at this year’s event.

Help support the FWNA Ice Social, Scary Supper and other community projects. Donations in any amount are always appreciated.

Turn On Lights for NNO

One way to deter crime and show your support for National Night out is to leave your porch light on the night of August 7th. Porch lights that are on from dusk to dawn every night help keep neighborhoods safe. Use a compact fluorescent bulb or LED to keep energy costs low.

Security lights protect our homes. Well placed outdoor lighting can make our homes less desirable targets for criminals. Timers, motion detectors and photocells can be installed
to turn lights on and off automatically. Make sure the timer or photocell is compatible with your bulb. Interior lighting also discourages criminals from entering your home. Put one or two lamps on a timer and use efficient bulbs to save energy.

National Night Out On Tuesday August 7th
Join us in Fox Park for all age games at 6:00 pm
Come early, meet with neighbors and bring a picnic
Drinks and Watermelon Provided by FWNA

Re-Imagining The San Mateo Corridor

What’s missing in the International District?
A Skate Park? Soccer Fields? More Green Spaces?
We want to hear it from you.

This is the second phase of the community process to decide what to include, in additional to the new APD Substation, at the now empty lot at San Mateo Blvd & Kathryn Ave SE.

You are invited to come view the latest site plan updated based on community feedback.

Monday, July 16th
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Whittier Elementary School
1110 Quincy St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Can’t make it to the meeting? Email or call in your suggestions to Sean Foran at or 505.768.3152

2018 Albuquerque Goals Summit (7/21, 7/26,7/27, 7/28)

The City of Albuquerque is convening series of 4 summits, One Albuquerque 2018 Goals Summit, to discuss public safety, economic vitality, and environmental protections. The bulk of the event is comprised of small group discussions among participants who care about the issues and want to contribute to Albuquerque’s progress. Your input can outline a meaningful path for elected officials and community leaders to follow.

The summit closest to Fair West will be held at the African American Performing Arts Center (State Fairgrounds)
310 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 MAP
Friday, July 27th from 3-6 pm

There is no registration fee for the summit, but registration is required. Seating is limited. Early registration is highly recommended.

The background brief, to be posted prior to the event, will provide the foundation for the discussions during the summit.