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Team Keller undergoes LGBTQ training

Mayor Tim Keller and members of his administration recently completed Safe Zone training through a partnership with Equality New Mexico, the Transgender Resource Center and the University of New Mexico LGBTQ Resource Center.

The training informed city leaders about creating safe and inclusive work environments through cultural competency as it relates to the LGBTQ community.

Keller’s team is the first city administration in the state to receive the training, which is designed to educate community members about history, language and other issues in a way that honors and affirms the diverse and expansive range of LGBTQ identities.

“In Albuquerque, we’re working to create a place that welcomes and values people from all walks of life,” Keller said in a statement. “Participating in the Safe Zone Training was a way for our team to commit to being inclusive, both inside City Hall and from corner to corner across the city. It’s important for leaders to be equipped with the history and language to be good allies and advocates for equality and equity.”

The mayor’s office is now designated an LGBTQ Safe Zone.

“This training, rooted in history and cultural competency, is a crash course in the experiences and issues faced by LGBTQ+ people in New Mexico,” said Adrian N. Carver, executive director of Equality New Mexico, in a statement. “Mayor Keller’s commitment to having his department directors trained will help the city better accomplish its goal to serve the people of Albuquerque regardless of who they are or who they love.”

Golf deals : The city of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department is offering summer closeout discounts at its four golf courses.

The promotions include special pricing for afternoon and happy hour rounds, in addition to new punch cards that allow golfers to earn free rounds when they pre-purchase a designated number of rounds.

“Come enjoy the best golf deals in the metro area at the City’s four great courses,” said David Simon, the city’s director of parks and recreation, in a statement. “The city courses offer outstanding value and it just got better.”

The four city golf courses will offer an afternoon special seven days a week. After 1 p.m., golfers can get 18 holes and half cart for $25 on weekdays and $30 on weekends.

In addition, the courses will offer a happy hour special, where golfers can get nine holes and half cart for $15 after 5 p.m. every day.

The rates will continue through Sept. 30.

The city’s golf courses will sell two different punch cards. Golfers can purchase 10 rounds for the price of eight or 13 rounds for the price of 10. These pre-purchased rounds are valid any time and day of the week through Dec. 31.

The city’s golf facilities – Arroyo del Oso Golf Course at 7001 Osuna NE, Ladera Golf Course at 3401 Ladera NW, Los Altos Golf Course at 9717 Copper NE and Puerto del Sol Golf Course at 1800 Girard SE – are open every day, weather permitting.

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