City of Albuquerque
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File #: EC-20-100   
Type: Executive Communication Status: In Council - Consent Agenda
File created: 8/3/2020 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Mayor's Re-appointment of Mr. Kenneth J. Carson, Jr to the Small Business Regulatory Advisory Committee
Attachments: 1. EC-100


INTER-OFFICE MEMORANDUM June 24, 2020

TO: Pat Davis, President, City Council

FROM: Timothy M. Keller, Mayor

SUBJECT: title
Mayor's Re-appointment of Mr. Kenneth J. Carson, Jr to the Small Business Regulatory Advisory Committee
body

I am submitting for your advice and consent the following name for re-appointment to the Small
Business Regulatory Advisory Committee in accordance with the City of Albuquerque
Ordinance 13-14-4.


APPOINTEE NAME TERM
Mr. Kenneth J. Carson, Jr April 1, 2023
916 Acequia Escondida NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Ken Carson Jr., an Albuquerque, New Mexico native graduated from New Mexico State University. He was appointed by Governor Gary Carruthers as Director of the NM State Banking department in 1987. He was reappointed to the position by Governor Bruce King. In 1993 Ken was appointed President of the Bank of Belen, which is now MyBank of Belen. Over the next 14 years Ken and his staff grew the bank from $7 to $150 million in assets with 5 branches located in 3 counties.

Ken opened Nexus brewery in May 2011. Ken never brewed or worked in the restaurant industry. But he discovered craft beer before if became popular and when he went out of town on business meetings he always looked first for a local brewery. He loved the atmosphere and the unique differences he found at each brewery. When he started Nexus he wanted to recreate this atmosphere and only wanted a few good appetizers with some really good beer. Having never been in the business he looked at all types of food and did research on the internet to find a menu he thought was unique. So after researching other ideas he came up with the idea to blend New Mexico cuisine with Soul Food. The concept worked well. Nexus has consistently been rated as one of the best restaurant/breweries in Albuquerque.

A resident ...

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