You’re Invited to FWNA’s Scary Supper

Let’s eat, drink, and be scary!

Greetings Fair West Neighbors!

Please join us Sunday, 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.  Please share with your neighbors. 

Please practice COVID safety
Hope to see you. Happy Halloween!

You’re Invited to the Fair West Ice Cream Social

Join us for the Annual Fair West Ice Cream Social on Sunday, September 12th, 2021 3pm – 5pm at Fox Memorial Park. Come and enjoy connecting with your neighbors and enjoy the last taste of summer!

We Need You! We need volunteers to help:

  • Set up starting at 2pm
  • Decorate starting at 2pm
  • Scoop ice cream
  • Clean up

Supplies needed:

  • Decoration such as balloons
  • Bottled water
  • Tables & Chairs

If you are interested in helping out, please contact our events coordinator Sharon Lawson

FWNA NEWS | Speed Study for Alvarado Drive NE

When Alvarado Drive became a bike boulevard and several stop signs were removed in the neighborhood, concerned neighbors informed the City of Albuquerque about speeding issues between Lomas Blvd. and Copper Ave.

As a result, the City of Albuquerque asked Lee Engineering to evaluate traffic using the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP) to determine if the traffic operations on Alvarado Dr. meets the threshold criteria for implementation of traffic calming measures.

The goals of the NTMP are to improve neighborhood traffic safety, preserve neighborhood character and livability, and increase neighborhood involvement. The evaluation’s objective was to use the collected data and the site observations with guidance from the City of Albuquerque.

Between April 14 and April 15, 2021, traffic data was collected over 48-hours using road tube counters to determine traffic volume and moving speed traveling through the corridor. Consequently, Alvarado Drive between Copper Avenue and Lomas Boulevard qualifies for traffic calming measures per guidance from the City of Albuquerque’s Neighborhood Traffic Management Program.

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

Please Join Us for the Annual Meeting Sunday, May 16th, 2021 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Pay your membership at the park from 12:00 – 1:00 (Cash or Check only) or online before you come with a credit card through PayPal so you can vote.

Fair West Neighbors – We will be having a hybrid Annual Meeting this year.

Join us on Zoom

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Or in person at Fox Memorial Park

  • Where your mask
  • Maintain Social Distance
  • There will not be any amplified sound
  • Bring your own chair

Hope to see you there.

Buy the Gift of Membership

I paid my $15 Fair West Neighborhood Association (FWNA) dues today and I bought a second one for a neighbor who needs help with their membership.

To be an active voting member of the Fair West Neighborhood Association you’ll need to pay your dues before the annual meeting on 1:00 pm May 16th, 2021.

Residents and Business membership is $15 and is good until March 31st, 2022.

Renew online today. Go to hit the donate button.

We will have a table to sign up and get your membership card at Fox Park prior to the annual meeting, May 16th at 1:00 pm.

We currently have two business members and thirteen residential members.

Contact me if you have questions or concerns. Katherine Turner, FWNA President, until May 16th, or After May 16th the new president will take control of the president’s email address.

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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