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File #: R-19-182   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 8/19/2019 In control: City Council
Final action: 9/4/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Renaming The Albuquerque Regional Sports Complex As The Jennifer Riordan Spark Kindness Sports Complex In Honor Of Jennifer Riordan, A Baseball Mom, Volleyball Mom And Community Advocate In The City Of Albuquerque, Who Believed And Exhibited Being Kind, Loving, Caring And Sharing (Sanchez, Jones)
Attachments: 1. R-182, 2. R-182final
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY-THIRD COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-19-182 ENACTMENT NO. ____________________

SPONSORED BY: Ken Sanchez and Trudy Jones


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Renaming The Albuquerque Regional Sports Complex As The Jennifer Riordan Spark Kindness Sports Complex In Honor Of Jennifer Riordan, A Baseball Mom, Volleyball Mom And Community Advocate In The City Of Albuquerque, Who Believed And Exhibited Being Kind, Loving, Caring And Sharing (Sanchez, Jones)
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RENAMING THE ALBUQUERQUE REGIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX AS THE JENNIFER RIORDAN SPARK KINDNESS SPORTS COMPLEX IN HONOR OF JENNIFER RIORDAN, A BASEBALL MOM, VOLLEYBALL MOM AND COMMUNITY ADVOCATE IN THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, WHO BELIEVED AND EXHIBITED BEING KIND, LOVING, CARING AND SHARING.
WHEREAS, The Albuquerque Regional Sports Complex is a venue of which Jennifer Riordan and her family were a great part during the planning and design of the baseball complex, the venue's first phase. It is a place where Jennifer planned on spending many of her weekends watching her young son and daughter play baseball; and
WHEREAS, On November 22, 2017 the grand opening of the sports complex was celebrated with Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros, former COO Michael Riordan, his wife Jennifer Riordan and their young son and daughter, many elected officials and community members of Albuquerque; and
WHEREAS, Jennifer Riordan believed in the potential of every young individual and took the time to help everyone she encountered; and
WHEREAS, Jennifer Riordan graduated from the University of New Mexico and strived in a career for more than two decades in community relations and communications. She was vice president for community relations at Wells Fargo and volunteered her time with a number of area nonprofit groups and boards. In 2015 she was appointed by the Governor to a board focused on boosting volunteerism statewide and in 2015 was presented the Bill Daniels Award f...

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