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Mayor Keller nominates UNM law grad for city clerk

 

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The City of Albuquerque\’s newly constructed mothers nursing room at the Albuquerque International Sunport. (Image courtesy of the City of Albuquerque Aviation Department)

Mayor Tim Keller has nominated Albuquerque-native Katy Duhigg to serve as the next city clerk, pending City Council confirmation.

As city clerk, Duhigg would serve as the city’s chief records custodian, conduct municipal elections and manage administrative hearings related to vehicle seizures, animal appeals, handicapped parking and personnel matters.

“The city clerk is responsible for promoting transparency at the city, and Katy Duhigg has the experience we need to improve those processes,” Keller said in a statement. “She has spent over a decade working to make government more open and responsive. I look forward to working together to bring our city to the next level in these areas as we serve the people of Albuquerque.”

Duhigg graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law and is managing partner of the Duhigg Law Firm. For 10 years, Duhigg has been focusing on election law and consumer protection cases. She also serves as the vice president of Common Cause New Mexico, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to fair elections.

Sunport nursing: Nursing mothers soon will have a more comfortable experience at the Sunport while traveling thanks to a new nursing room located just south of the security checkpoint.

The room was furnished by mothers who work in the Aviation Department and is slated to open to the public this week.

The mother’s nursing room is equipped with comfortable furniture for mothers to sit while feeding their children, a changing station and a sink with a mirror.

“We are very excited to be unveiling the new mothers’ room here at the Sunport,” said Nyika Allen, the city’s director of aviation in a statement. “Part of my vision for the airport has been harnessing community feedback, and as the airport’s first female leader it was important to me to provide traveling mothers with a comfortable place for breastfeeding their children.”

OH SHENANDOAH: City Councilor Cynthia Borrego on Friday recognized Bob Slagle and Jaden Ortiz for their volunteer efforts in the Shenandoah neighborhood in the northwest part of Albuquerque.

The pair rebuilt and painted two Shenandoah neighborhood signs with no thought toward compensation.

Borrego presented Ortiz with a $250 check for her college fund in recognition of her and Slagle’s efforts.

Steve Knight: sknight@abqjournal.com

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