City of Albuquerque
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File #: EC-21-305   
Type: Executive Communication Status: In Council - Consent Agenda
File created: 4/5/2021 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Mayor's appointment of Mr. Donald Couchman to the Albuquerque Museum Board of Trustees
Attachments: 1. EC-305


TO: Cynthia D. Borrego, President, City Council

FROM: Timothy M. Keller, Mayor

SUBJECT: title
Mayor's appointment of Mr. Donald Couchman to the Albuquerque Museum Board of Trustees

I am submitting for your advice and consent the following name for appointment to the
Albuquerque Museum Board of Trustees in accordance with the City of Albuquerque Ordinance
Mr. Donald Couchman July 31, 2022
6441 Concordia Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Mr. Couchman has a complex and diverse background. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master's Degree in American History with an emphasis on the West. Both of these disciplines required a strong application of critical thinking. He has an appreciation for many existing areas of the Museum's interests, especially the Southwest. Prior to moving to Albuquerque he conducted several history related southwest tours and delivered many programs to various civic organizations. He worked extensively with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to document the history of several areas of New Mexico public lands and authored the BLM published Cooke's Peak - Pasaron Por Aqui. Since moving to Albuquerque in 2001 he has been involved in community issues as the leader of his Academy Hills Park Neighborhood Association and of the District 8 Coalition of Neighborhood Associations. These roles have given him extensive experience interfacing with various City officials and leaders. He also served on one of Mayor Martin Chavez's sustainable Enhancement Teams. He served in both the Metropolitan Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Open Space Advisory Board where he was able to help improve board activities through his then active membership in the Albuquerque Parliamentarian Unit. He also chaired the Tri-Centenni...

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