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Reminder: FWNA Board Meeting is Sunday Jan 19th

Dear Fair West Neighbors,

You’re invited to the next FWNA Board meeting where Mayor Tim Keller will give a presentation and briefly answer questions afterward. If you would like to submit a question we will have index cards available. You’re also welcome to bring a 3×5 index card with your written question.

We ask that you please RSVP to Kathleen Oweegon at (505) 242-6141 or oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com so she can properly prepare for the right number of participants. Thank you!

Fair West Neighbor Association Board Meeting
Sunday, January 19th, 2020
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sundowner Apts. (front meeting room)
6101 Central Ave NE, 87108

Agenda includes:

  • Presentation by Mayor Tim Keller
  • Assess progress on updating the bylaws/create plan to finalize
  • Continue to develop a Board communication paradigm
  • Download FWNA 1/19/20 Meeting Agenda [PDF]

Hope to see you there!

FWNA Board Meeting Sunday January 19th

The Fair West Neighbor Association Board Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 19th, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Sundowner Apts. (front meeting room) at 6101 Central Ave NE, 87108.

Agenda includes:

  • Presentation by Mayor Tim Keller
  • Assess progress on updating the bylaws/create plan to finalize
  • Continue to develop a Board communication paradigm
  • Download FWNA 1/19/20 Meeting Agenda [PDF]

Sundowner Location

The 1/19 FWNA board meeting has been opened up to Fair West neighbors to observe. The Office of Neighborhood Coordination has agreed to give us a facilitator, Kathleen Oweegon, to help with this new meeting format.

Please RSVP to Kathleen Oweegon at (505) 242-6141 or oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com so she can set up properly for the amount of people who will be there. Thank you!

 

Only 2 Days Left! Thanksgiving Holiday Food Drive

Please support our officers and put your donations for the APD Thanksgiving Food Drive into a sealed bag with a card including your name and address attached and drop it off at 616 Valencia (SE corner of Valencia and Marquette) in the large plastic delivery box located on the south side of the front porch. The last day to donate will be November 18th for this event.

We appreciate your support.
Thank you. FWNA Board

For more information contact Katherine Turner at abqfairwestpresident@gmail.com

 

Thanksgiving Holiday Food Drive

Dear Fair West neighbors,

We’re seeking drop donations to support the Southeast Area Command Officers’ food drive for twelve families for Thanksgiving.  The APD squads will provide a complete meal for their families.  They need stuffing, canned vegetables, cranberries, instant mashed potatoes, and any other non-perishable holiday meal staples.

If you would like to help out, please put your donations into a sealed bag with a card including your name and address stapled to the bag and drop it off at 616 Valencia (SE corner of Valencia and Marquette) in the large plastic delivery box located on the south side of the front porch. The last day to donate will be November 18th for this event.

Also, during this Thanksgiving Holiday Season, the Southeast Problem Response will assist those experiencing homelessness by serving hot bowls of soup.  If you would like to provide cans of  soup, we are happy to accept those donations as well.

Thank you for your consideration and assistance.

Katherine Turner,
FWNA President
abqfairwestpresident@gmail.com

Uber Safe Ride Options for the Halloween Season

“Take a Ride on Us” Uber Rides for the Halloween Season

The “Take a Ride on Us” program gives the community a safe ride option to avoid driving under the influence during the times in which high alcohol consumption is common.

  • Safe rides are available from noon on Friday, Oct 25th through 3 a.m. on Nov 1st.
  • Customers will need to download the Uber app and use the code ABQTREAT19 to receive a credit of up to $10 off for one trip throughout Bernalillo County.
  • The maximum number of rides available is 1,000 and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The credit can only be used for rides, not Uber Eats, and the discount does not cover tip.
  • The average Uber ride in the Albuquerque area runs less than $10. If the cost for the ride exceeds $10, the patron will have to cover the remaining amount.

“Take a Ride on Us” is the creation of Cumulus Media Albuquerque. The program has seen massive success through partnerships with the Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services, the New Mexico Department of Transportation (ENDWI), Ron Bell Injury Lawyers, the City of Albuquerque Department of Family & Community Services and Uber.

Bernalillo County has contributed $80,000 to this effort, helping to pay for the first $10 of each Uber ride. The county’s financial contribution comes from liquor excise taxes – additional taxes that New Mexico retailers and consumers pay when purchasing alcohol. Funds provided by Bernalillo County for this effort will help fund the program until the end of the current fiscal year, June 30, 2020.

Since the program’s inception in the summer of 2017, “Take a Ride on Us” has provided a safe ride option to nearly 20,000 riders in the Albuquerque Metro area.

Tipping Points | Creative Economy Resources for Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs

Attention Fair West Creatives and Artists!

Tipping Points is a new initiative curated by the City of Albuquerque’s Cultural Services and Economic Development departments. This program aims to connect local musicians, visual and performing artists, artisans, and other creative entrepreneurs to resources and services that will help them get to the next level and make a living doing what they love.

You are welcome to participate in one of two in-person gatherings taking place on Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Convention Center. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

  • Engage with 50-100 artists like yourself  to refine your most pressing needs regarding your creative practice. You’ll participate in small group clinics to sense-make and fine-tune your challenges and come up with actionable ways to move forward.
  • Learn about professional development opportunities to support you with new ideas, strategies and meaningful time to connect with other artists from all disciplines.
  • Connect with resources and services to help you get to the next level.

In order to express your interest in attending, please complete this short questionnaire – https://coacommunityevents.wufoo.com/forms/m1dpdxxe0omz4yx/ – by November 1.

You will be notified via email to confirm your participation in one of the Tipping Points convenings by November 13th.

For more information Contact Dr. Shelle Sanchez
Director,
City of Albuquerque, Cultural Services Department

Early Voting From Oct 19th to Nov 2nd


The 2019 Local Election takes place Tuesday, November 5 and residents can vote early at several locations starting Saturday, October 19th to November 2nd.

Nearest Fair West voting location is: Central Mercado – 301 San Pedro Dr. SE Suites B, C, D and E. Open Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

For a complete listing of early voting dates, times, and locations, visit: www.bernco.gov/clerk/early-voting-locations.aspx

2019 Local Election Ballot Questions

League of Women Voters and the Bernalillo County Clerk Voting Guide [PDF]