City of Albuquerque
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File #: EC-22-106   
Type: Executive Communication Status: Confirmed
File created: 8/1/2022 In control: City Council
Final action: 8/15/2022
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Mayor's appointment of Ms. Rachel E. Hawkins to the Biological Park Board
Attachments: 1. EC-106


TO: Isaac Benton, President, City Council

FROM: Timothy M. Keller, Mayor

SUBJECT: title
Mayor's appointment of Ms. Rachel E. Hawkins to the Biological Park Board

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


Ms. Rachel E. Hawkins March 1, 2025
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Ms. Hawkins has over 25 years of experience working with children; a key demographic area for the Biopark. One of her reasons for wanting to become a member of the board is to help discover ways to encourage students to visit, particularly those who have never been to the zoo or aquarium; a life experience they are missing. A second reason is to help identify and solve problems for the Biopark so that the facilities are more user friendly to those with disabilities. Due to her particular knowledge and experience working with people with disabilities, including her mother, she would be able to make suggestions for improvement. Ms. Hawkins enjoys reading (she recently installed a Little Library at her home), movies, the theater, wining & dining, gardening, and travel. Her favorite place in the city is the zoo--she has been a member since 2003 and always encourages friends and out of towners to visit. Although Ms. Hawkins enjoys visiting other zoos herself (Denver, San Diego, Australia) she has determined that the ABQ zoo is aesthetically one of the best. Ms. Hawkins is dedicated, generous, loyal, helpful, respectful, and kind and would be a great advocate for the Biopark. She was a member of the Junior League for over 10 years and she would appreciate another opportunity to serve the community.

A resident of Council District 4, Ms. Hawkins will fill a vacancy and serve as the representa...

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