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File #: EC-21-333   
Type: Executive Communication Status: In Council - Consent Agenda
File created: 5/3/2021 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Mayor's appointment of Ms. Laura L. Harris to the Biological Park Board
Attachments: 1. EC-333


INTER-OFFICE MEMORANDUM April 7, 2021

TO: Cynthia D. Borrego, President, City Council

FROM: Timothy M. Keller, Mayor

SUBJECT: title
Mayor's appointment of Ms. Laura L. Harris to the Biological Park Board
body

I am submitting for your advice and consent the following name for appointment to the
Biological Park Board in accordance with the City of Albuquerque
Ordinance 10-2-2-1


APPOINTEE NAME TERM

Ms. Laura L. Harris March 1, 2024
292 Sandia Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Laura Harris focuses her passion and energy to fight for the rights of Indigenous peoples. As Executive Director of Americans for Indian Opportunity, she leads an award-winning international Indigenous leadership training program. Harris is an enrolled citizen of the Comanche Nation and her Comanche values guide her community work. Harris understands the interconnectedness of ecosystems, that humans are related to all matter, and that we have a responsibility to care for relatives, especially our Mother Earth. Harris is a longtime resident of Albuquerque, graduating from Cibola High School and the University of New Mexico. In 2020, she was instrumental in mobilizing and coordinating COVID relief efforts for urban Native families in Albuquerque. Harris serves on the boards of the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, Latin American Working Group, National Native American Hall of Fame, and is the current chair of the Native Leadership Collective of Albuquerque. She is elected secretary of the Toyah Band of Comanche and active huutsi (Comanche paternal grandmother) to Madelyn (age 5). Harris looks forward to contributing her values and Indigenous worldview and to building a strong future for Albuquerque's Biological Parks.

A resident of the City Council District 2, Ms. Harris will serve as an at-large representative, replacing Dr. Christine Weidmann-Wilson, and her firs...

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