MiABQ Citywide Young Professionals Summit Program Summary

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An initial summary of who participated in, what we learned from, and how we reached our community through our first citywide summit.

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    citywide young professionals summitprogram summary

    As a young professional, seeing so many young leaders commanding the front of the room and engaging in dialogue about our citys most pressing concerns, instilled in me a confidence that I too can have an impact and a voice and bring about a positive today and tomorrow. -j.r., summit participant

  • participation + support

    young professionals (18 - 45 years old) from an exceptional range of fields and sectors participated in the sold out summit170 speakers with diverse carreers and expertise shared the lay of the land view of their topic and the single most salient challenge / single most salient opportunity facing it28 young professionals and their colleagues attended the evening social mixer600+


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    professional organizations and associations sent delegates to the summit and or co-presented the evening social mixer26

    sponsors invested in the summit -- and in the incresed civic engagement of young professionals in albuquerque16

    cash sponsorships

    $31,400 in-kind contributions

    $70 cash cost, per head, of each summit participant

    $5,070 cash earned from ticket sales

    $11,940 cash spent on summit

    $45 / $30 actual ticket prices, per head, for summit, thanks to our sponsors!

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  • our speakers - all young professionals, from an array of fields (see our summit program >> for names and bios) - were asked to serve as stewards of their community and think in terms of we rather than i; they presented the lay of the land on:

    a broad view of abq

    civic engagement + participationurban design + sustainabilityurban infrastructure + equityurban planning: involvement + visionurban vitality + revitalizationdowntown revitalization media + communications business environmententrepreneurship + technologyjob creation + workforce developmentphilanthropy + nonprofitstourismartscultureeducationsafety + access to supportpublic health + access to carerepresentation + inclusionequity, equality + justicecommunity organizingeconomic developmentcommunity development

    There are several committed individuals

    who want to see our city rise to her potential.

    The apathy we sometimes see isnt the total picture.

    -a.a., summit participant

    what did you learn

    most about at the


    How many people there are devoted to making this city work

    and to creating a thriving economy and

    lifestyle here.-c.k., summit participant

    How amazing our young professional

    community is.-m.r.-a., summit participant

    We have a really exciting opportunity in front of us with all

    these diverse engaged inspiring people.

    -e.b.,, summit participant

  • The chance to mobilize young people for the

    common good.-t.m., summit participant

    what opportunities for our city are

    you most excited about?

    Everything! But probably most around education. I want this to be a great place for

    my kids..-a.a., summit participant

    The opportunity to see people who are downtown love the downtown and be

    committed to its growth and development. My caution is that revitalization is a code word

    for gentrification. I was heartened to hear that inclusion, justice, equity and equality were also

    themes of the conference My hope is that these are main concerns for young leaders who

    are committed to creating a prosperous and vital downtown.

    -j.r., summit participant

    Changing the view of older people that our generation is not amazing. Bringing affordable urban options to downtown and other city center neighborhoods. That government officials are listening.-s.d., summit participant

    Access to resources. Policy change.

    Embracing our unique culture, healing old

    wounds, strengthening heritage for future

    generations to enjoy.- c.l., summit participant

  • where do you think we can

    make the most change or impact?

    education, policy by voting, making noise.-anonymous, summit participant

    galvanizing our generation.-s.d., summit participant

    electoral politics.-t.m., summit participant

    We need a vision. Something audacious, lofty, maybe impossible. Something to hold up and say this is where we want to live. Beyond the small details and obstacles. And something our leadership can get behind and push forward. The most livable city in the US... The most resilient... The most sustainable... The best education anywhere...The best arts scene... The most entrepreneurs... -e.b., summit participantI think the citys efforts to support economic development through investing in start-ups and companies with the ability to scale are wonderful. It would be great to see more small business employers in New Mexico. I think we can make the most change by continuing to support these efforts, as well as efforts to ensure affordable and low-income housing options, to include single-person residences and family residences within in all of our communities. -j.r., summit participantdowntown revitalization. economic growth. resources regarding poverty and mental health. -c.l., summit participantbeing different, being uniquely albuquerque, creating walk-able urban areas that are aesthetically interesting. thinking different to grow. -c.k., summit participantgetting the good word out about the changes in our city. -m.r.-a., summit participant

  • summit participants by zip code

    south valley sandia heights four hills

    corrales taylor ranch sandia heights

    north valley / los ranchos old town northeast heights

    downtown / barelas nob hill

    summit participants by age range

    18 - 20 years old 21 - 25 years old 26 - 30 years old

    31 - 35 years old 36 - 40 years old 41 - 45 years old

    who participated?young professionals from around the city came together as stewards of our community; nearly 50% of our participants were 18 - 30 years old, just over 50% were 31 - 45 years old:

  • ABQ Old SchoolABQidAccion New MexicoABQ Business FirstABQ City CouncilABQ City Countil DepartmentABQ Community FoundationABQ Convention & Visitors BureauABQ Economic Development Inc.ABQ Fire DepartmentABQ Hispano Chamber of CommerceABQ Public SchoolsABQ Youth Symphony ProgramAmerican Civil Libterties Union of NMAmerican Lung Association in NMArtist (Self-Employed)Asian American AssociationB R A V E SocialBecksBeyond PoetryBig Brothers Big Sistersbigbyte.cc Data CenterBohannan HustonCAMPOVERDE ARCHITECTURECBRECentral Features Contemporary ArtCentury LinkCharles Stephen and Co. IncCity of ABQ, Department of Cultural ServicesCity of ABQ, Department of Economic DevelopmentCity of ABQ i-Team City of ABQ, Office of City Councilor Patrick DavisCity of ABQ, Office of Mayor Richard J. BerryCity of ABQ, Planning DepartmentCity of ABQ, Public Art Urban Enhancement ProgramCivNetCNMConcept FluxConsensus PlanningConsultant Pharmacists of NM Creative StartupsDekker Perich SabatiniDowntown Growers Market

    DowntownABQ MainStreet Initiative dsire, Inc.Dyron Murphy ArchitectsEast Mountain High School FoundationEl Rey / Red Fish EntertainmentFacility BuildFarmers InsuranceFirst National Rio GrandeFlying Star Cafe and Satellite CoffeeGeltmore, LLCGemini Rosemont Commercial Real EstateHarwood Art CenterHDICHermes DevelopmentHewlett-PackardImmastar ProductionsInhabit Real Estate CollaborativeKeller Williams RealtyKeshetLegacy MortgageLos Alamos National BankMedia Trove & Alpha Arietis LLCMediaDesk NMMid-Region Council of GovernmentsMuffoletto Government RelationsMullen Heller ArchitectureNational Hispanic Cultural CenterNational Hispanic Cultural Center FoundationNew Day Youth & Family ServicesNM Association of Commerce & IndustryNM Center for School LeadershipNM Child Advocacy NetworksNM PBSNM Technology CouncilNob Hill Main StreetOne Stop RealtyOpportunity NMOsceola EnergyOtis ElevatorPeacock Myers, P.C.PNMPop-Up CollectivePositive Energy SolarPresbyterian

    ProgressNow NMPublic Academy for Performing ArtsRB ConsultingReal Living Premier RealtorsReCARnationREDW LLCResearch & Polling, Inc.Robert Cooper Law FirmRodey LawRoosevelt InstituteRoots SalonRRN ConsultingSaucedoChavez, P.C.Scott C Anderson & Assoc. ArchitectsShastyn Photography & Design StudioSheraton Albuquerque Uptown HotelSiarza Social DigitalSincSolarCitySouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP)Symbiotic BuildersT-Mobile USTamarind InstituteTEDxABQThe Grant PlantThe Hartman and Majewski Design GroupThe Remedy Day SpaThe Waite CompanyTitan DevelopmentTKO AdvertisingTNT DevelomentTractor Brewing CompanyTwistleU.S. Forrest ServiceU.S. Small Business AdministrationU.S. Air ForceUNM Health Sciences CenterUNMVerge FundVSA North Fourth Art CenterWagner Valuation & Financial ForensicsWe Are This CityWorking ClassroomYoung Women United

    cross-sector representationour summit participants primary organizational affiliations are broad and far reaching, representing an array of private and public, for- and non-profit perspectives:

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