City of Albuquerque
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File #: EC-21-372   
Type: Executive Communication Status: In Council - Consent Agenda
File created: 6/7/2021 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Mayor's appointment of Mrs. Mary A. Becker to the Early Head Start Program Governance Advisory Committee
Attachments: 1. EC-372


INTER-OFFICE MEMORANDUM May 24, 2021
TO: Cynthia D. Borrego, President, City Council

FROM: Timothy M. Keller, Mayor

SUBJECT:
title
Mayor's appointment of Mrs. Mary A. Becker to the Early Head Start Program Governance Advisory Committee
body
I am submitting for your advice and consent the following name for appointment to the Early
Head Start Program Governance Advisory Committee in accordance with the City of
Albuquerque Ordinance 14-16.


APPOINTEE NAME TERM
Mrs. Mary A. Becker July 1, 2024
Albuquerque, NM 87122

Mary Becker is a pediatric speech-language pathologist (SLP) and developmental specialist who has dedicated her career to working with Albuquerque's children and families since moving to the community in the 1990s. She started working in daycares, and realized she could help more children by furthering her education. Mary and her husband have a combined family of 6 children, yet she put herself through college at TVI (now CNM) and UNM to become an SLP. Her extraordinary motivation fueled her while juggling the many responsibilities of family, employment, and academia. In 2008, Mary found her calling suppporting families of children from birth to three in early intervention, and never looked back. She has worked with hundreds of families and many community partners in early childhood, including Early Head Start. Mary is a creative thinker, and believes we only need to do what has always been done if it truly works. If not, it is time for thoughtful planning and implementation of new ideas and processes. Mary has recently been promoted to manager of the early intervention progam at LIfeROOTS, and is phasing into the role throughout May, 2021. Mary looks forward to leading the program into the future of our post-pandemic community. If selecte...

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