City of Albuquerque
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File #: EC-21-286   
Type: Executive Communication Status: In Council - Consent Agenda
File created: 3/15/2021 In control: City Council
Final action: 4/5/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Mayor's appointment of Mr. Grant W. Leigh to the Youth Advisory Council
Attachments: 1. EC-286


INTER-OFFICE MEMORANDUM March 4, 2021

TO: Cynthia D. Borrego, President, City Council

FROM: Timothy M. Keller, Mayor

SUBJECT: title
Mayor's appointment of Mr. Grant W. Leigh to the Youth Advisory Council
body

I am submitting for your advice and consent the following name for appointment to the Youth
Advisory Council in accordance with the City of Albuquerque Ordinance 2-6-7-1.


APPOINTEE NAME TERM
Mr. Grant W. Leigh May 1, 2024
8609 La Sala Grande NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Grant Leigh is a 15-year-old freshman in the pre- International Baccalaureate program at Sandia High School. In addition to focusing on academics, Grant runs cross country and track with the Sandia Matadors teams. He is active in the Albuquerque community through a number of local organizations. He is a long-time participant in STEM programs at Explora and currently serves on Explora's Teen Advisory Group, which provides the organization's leadership feedback on the development of X Studio, their new STEM workforce development center for teens. Grant also has been involved with the organization, Rock 101, for several years and has worked as a junior camp counselor, assisting younger students with their music lessons. Grant plays bass guitar in the local band, Sunburnt. They've enjoyed playing events like the grand opening of the new Flying Star in Nob Hill and "Roust the House" at the Outpost. Grant would bring his experience as a life-long Albuquerque resident, a student at three very different local schools (Alice King Community School, Bosque School, and Sandia High School), and an active community member to the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council. He also follows through on the commitments he makes and has good time management, so he w...

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