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Mourning City Councilor Ken Sanchez

Mourning City Councilor Ken Sanchez: Chamber Statement on Passing of Long-Time City Leader

Chamber President and CEO Terri Cole offered the following statement on the loss of City Councilor Ken Sanchez, who passed away New Year’s Day: “Our community feels such a profound sense of loss with the passing of Ken Sanchez. He was a statesman who cared deeply about Albuquerque, and about the workers, families, and businesses …

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Mission Achievement and Success Charter School founder and principal JoAnn Mitchell (right) takes Leadership Albuquerque members — including Leadership Albuquerque co-chairs Bohannan Huston President and Managing Partner Bruce Stidworthy (center) and CNM's Debbie Johnson (far right) on a tour of her top-rated K-12 campus

A Day to Learn About Learning: Leadership Albuquerque Class Meets With Educational Leaders and Policymakers As Part Of Early and K-12 Education Program Day

Last month, the Chamber’s 2019-2020 Leadership Albuquerque cohort took part in this year’s Early & K-12 Education Program Day, covering public education funding policy, new perspectives on the importance of early childhood education, the charter school ecosystem, and a changing landscape in accountability for schools, teachers, and students. The cohort of business and community leaders …

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Chamber President & CEO Terri Cole with Senator Michael Padilla at the 2019 signing ceremony for the bill establishing the Early Childhood Education and Care Department

Funding Stability: Chamber Endorses Permanent Fund for Early Childhood Education and Care; Governor’s Budget Recommendation Proposes a $320 Million One-Time Appropriation To Fund

Last month, the Chamber’s Board voted unanimously to support the creation of a new endowment fund to support and expand early childhood programs in New Mexico, identifying long-term investment in the state’s youngest children as a prudent use of the recent budget surplus. Much like the state’s Land Grant Permanent Fund, this new fund would …

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Congratulations!: Benton and Bassan Win City Council Runoff Elections in Districts 2 and 4

Congratulations from the Chamber to Councilor Isaac Benton and Brook Bassan for winning their recent runoff elections for Albuquerque City Council seats in Districts 2 and 4, respectively. Councilor Benton has held his seat for nearly 15 years, while this represents Bassan’s first elected office. The Chamber looks forward to working with both officials — …

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USMCA Advances: Chamber Encouraged By Progress Toward New US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement

The Chamber is encouraged by the long overdue bi-partisan movement in Congress toward passage of a new North American trade pact, and urges New Mexico’s representatives in the House and Senate to approve the agreement and send it to President Trump for signature. Facilitating trade between the United States and its northern and southern neighbors …

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