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

FWNA Board Meeting Sunday October 20th

The Fair West Neighbor Association Board Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 20th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the Sundowner Apts. (front meeting room) at 6101 Central Ave NE, 87108.

The 10/20 board meeting has been opened up to Fair West neighbors to observe. The Office of Neighborhood Coordination has agreed to give us a facilitator to help with this new meeting format. Kathleen Oweegon, who helped us with the State Fair parking meetings, has agreed to be our facilitator.

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!

Itinerary includes:

  • A plan to update the bylaws
  • Approve a budget for the Scary Supper
  • Develop a process for expenditure reimbursement.
  • Approve of Neta from Kaps and Eric Sutton to the board

Sundowner Location

You Are Invited to Plan the Plan!

A public collaboration to design the Community Planning Area Assessments

The City of Albuquerque’s Planning Department is inviting the public to attend one of several “Plan the Plan” meetings to talk about how Community Planning Area assessments could and should work and to collect feedback that best represents our neighborhood and community’s needs.

Come and see initial results of the needs assessment that will help determine the order of which area goes first. Your input will help shape staff’s recommendation of the order to City Council, who will make the final decision.

The next Plan the Plan Meeting happening nearest to Fair West Neighborhood is:

Tuesday Oct 15th 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
International District Economic Development Center
111 Wyoming Blvd DE 87123

The City of Albuquerque is also offering civic skills workshops focused on the planning history and how Albuquerque has countered negative impacts of planning with economic development and Metropolitan Redevelopment projects along with a new zoning ordinance.

Thursday, Oct 24th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
NM Asian Family Center
115 Montclaire Dr SE 87108

Tuesday Oct 29th 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
International District Economic Development Center
111 Wyoming Blvd DE 87123

  • Lunch or Dinner will be served in the first 30 minutes of each session so be sure to arrive on time.
  • Activities for youth 6+ will be available.
  • Spanish interpretation will be available. If interpretation is needed for other languages, please contact Francine Pacheco at fpacheco@cabq.gov at least 48 hours before the meeting.

FLYER / VOLANTE

“Plan the Plan” flyer in English (PDF)
“Planear el Plan” volante en Español (PDF)

Can’t make any of these meeting dates or times? Send your ideas to abctoz@cabq.gov.  Or come meet with staff. (Friday afternoons are dedicated to “office hours.”

You’re Invited | District 6 Council Candidate Public Forum 10/10

Bring your questions and get to know our District 6 City Council candidates: Gina Naomi Dennis and Pat Davis.

The Nob Hill and University Heights Neighborhood Associations are hosting a public forum where you can meet the candidates and pose questions that are important to you. The forum will be conducted by the League of Women Voters.

District 6 Council Candidate Public Forum
Thursday, October 10th, at 6:00 pm
Monte Vista Christian Church [See Map].

The two candidates are:

  • Pat Davis, current City Councilor, has held the office since 2015.
  • Gina Naomi Dennis, president of District 6 Coalition, a coalition of the neighborhood associations in the council district.

Both candidates have qualified for the public option to finance their campaigns. They have satisfied the qualifying period and are official candidates.

Summary Notes from the FWNA / State Fair Parking Debriefing Meeting

Summary notes are now available from the facilitated debriefing meeting regarding State Fair-related traffic issues in the Fair West Neighborhood held on September 24th, 2019

Summary of 9-24-19 FWNA Facilitated State Fair Traffic Debriefing Meeting [PDF]

Goals of the 9/24 Debriefing Meeting

    • Debrief the impact of the agreed-upon parking and traffic relief measures during the 2019 State Fair. What did and did not work well.
    • Begin discussing what needs to happen prior to the 2020 State Fair

Reports prepared by meeting facilitator Kathleen Oweegon of Bridges of Peace. Please email her at oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com if you would like to be added to her email distribution list for future FWNA traffic meetings.

Next Parking Meeting is scheduled for April 2020. Time & location for next meeting TBD.
Sign up for FWNA announcements.

2019 Documents regarding on-street, permit-only parking for Fair West Neighborhood are posted on the Fair West Neighborhood Permit-Only Parking webpage.

FWNA / State Fair Parking Meeting | Tuesday 9/24

Please join us for the next meeting regarding State Fair-related traffic issues in the Fair West Neighborhood. View 9/24 Meeting Agenda [PDF]

The next facilitated meeting will be:

Tuesday, September 24th, 6:30PM – 8:30PM at the Sundowner Apts. (front meeting room) at 6101 Central Ave NE, 87108

Goals of this meeting:

  • Debrief the impact of the agreed-upon parking and traffic relief measures during the 2019 State Fair. What did & did not work well?
  • Begin discussing what needs to happen prior to the 2020 State Fair

Sundowner Location


We hope to see you there!

Important: If you plan to attend, please RSVP to the facilitator so she can prepare accordingly – Kathleen Oweegon – oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com, (505) 242-6141

See List of All Summary Documents