FairWest Neighborhood Association Meeting 4/10

The FWNA Annual Meeting will be held on Tues. April 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm.

This event will take place at the EXPO NM Alice K. Hoppes African American Pavilion, (free parking, enter gate 3 off Copper and proceed east) SEE MAP. There will be a Neighborhood Meet & Greet from 6:00-6:30 pm prior to the meeting. We will be holding FWNA elections, meeting with local officials, and discussing neighborhood concerns. Please come and bring a neighbor.

Join Us! Fox Memorial Park Cleanup 4/28

Join Fair West Neighborhood Association

Marion Fox Memorial Park Cleanup
Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Fair West Neighborhood Association invites you and your family to join us for the Great American Cleanup, an annual event that provides an opportunity to build on community pride and stewardship in our neighborhood.

International Flag by John McConnell

Fox Memorial Park is a child designated city park, we want to enhance our community and keep our park grounds safe and clean for everyday enjoyment. We will provide warm beverages, snacks, and plastic bags for picking up roadside and park trash. Wear sturdy gloves and bring any of the following to help with this project:

• Rakes
• Pick-up sticks
• Any gardening tools

Assembling at Marion Fox Memorial Park from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm
Contact Sharon Lawson 244-3537 or Anita Shenkman 265-1659 for questions

Adults please handle dangerous items and supervise children closely.




How to Keep Seeing FairWest Neighborhood in Your Facebook Feed

Maybe you’ve heard that Facebook changed its algorithm again. But maybe not, and you’re blissfully unaware that Facebook uses a super-secret calculation to determine what you see in your Facebook feed.  For a while now Facebook’s algorithm has taken into account the type of posts and publishers you interact with and click on, along with the number of likes and loves a post has, and the place a post falls in the current cultural climate.  Meaning posts with lots of thumbs up about trending topics shot right to the top of everyone’s news feed.

Facebook’s New Algorithm

Facebook’s throwing out that old algorithm in favor of a new one that prioritizes:

  • Posts by your friends and family
  • Posts that have a lot of comments
  • Posts that have a lot of shares

(Especially posts shared by and commented on by your friends and family)

Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg say the change is to help users make authentic connections again, but it seems likely that they’re trying to curb the chatter surrounding the presidential election and of course, the money. Facebook seems to be finding a new way to force brands and publishers to spend money to boost their posts.

What Facebook’s New Algorithm Means for FairWest Neighborhood

The change is going to be an issue for many of publishers, and it poses a unique challenge for us because we don’t have resources to pay Facebook to let you see our posts.

What You Can Do

There are a few things you can do to make sure you continue to see our posts.

And, most importantly, personally prioritize us in your news feed. Here’s how:

On a computer, go to FairWest Neighborhood’s Facebook page. Click “Follow” (or hover over “Following” if you already follow us) and select “See First.”








Or, on your mobile device: Select the three-line menu in the bottom right-hand corner of iPhone apps/the top right-hand corner of Android apps.

Scroll to the bottom of the menu and select “Settings.”


















Select “News Feed Preferences.”


















Select “Prioritize who to see first.”











Select FairWest Neighborhood and any other pages you want to see first in your feed. The pages/profiles you select will show a blue and white star.















Select “Done!”

Thank you.

Help Light Luminarias in Fox Park 12/24

Come help light the luminarias in Fox Park just before dusk!

FWNA has a tradition of setting up luminarias around Fox Park on Christmas Eve.  Years ago our neighborhood youth group, FWNA Fusion,  did the luminarias for the park and sold them by the dozen to neighbors to raise money. These days a few neighbors have taken up the folding and setting them up every year. It’s magical to walk around the park Christmas Eve. Hope you come by to enjoy this annual tradition in our neighborhood!  Happy Holidays!

International District Action Draft and Forum Notes

View a draft report created by the City on potential improvements along Albuquerque’s historic Central Avenue for the Fair West neighborhood and neighborhoods in the International District.

The International District Recommendations Draft (PDF)

A public meeting was held on 11/7 to discuss draft components for the International District.  Remember, illustrations in all the documents are responses to priorities that arose from community discussions. They’re conversation aids, not depictions of already determined outcomes. Notes from the Fall Action Forum held on 11/7/17 (PDF).

If you were unable to attend the action forum, you can leave feedback on the comment form at the Greater Central Avenue website.

Albuquerque is currently experiencing two once in a lifetime changes: a revision of our citywide zoning code and a major transportation investment on our Main Street, Central Avenue. Learn more how goals and strategies for Central Ave improvements were explored.

The International District

The International District is rich and diverse in culture. Yet these aspects are not fully expressed in the urban structure and form. The EXPO New Mexico site is a significantly underutilized asset that currently separates rather than connects the various neighborhoods. There are no clear neighborhood centers, despite the popularity of Talin Market.

Residents aspire to have a sense of place, a strong center, and meaningful locations for community events. Residents feel strongly about the EXPO New Mexico site and have expressed opposition to its large-scale redevelopment and have a vision for the site as the City’s “Central Park”.

Residents support the redevelopment of Central, Louisiana, San Pedro, and Lomas to mixed use, supporting surrounding communities.

You’re Invited to Fair West Neighborhood’s Scary Supper

Greetings Fair West Neighbors!

Please join us Tuesday Oct 31st for our annual Scary Supper in Fox Memorial Park at 5:00 PM.This is a fun event where neighbors arrive in their best disguises and we get to see all the kids’ costumes before the trick-or-treating begins! FWNA will provide hot dogs, baked potatoes, and salad.

Volunteering for this event is fun and easy. If you are interested in helping, please email Carl at ccarl448@aol.com

Please share with your neighbors. Hope to see you!