Boards and Commissions Membership

Board/Commision
Balloon Fiesta Park Commission
Authorization
Ordinance (10-10-1)
Purpose
The Balloon Fiesta Park constitutes a unique resource of the City of Albuquerque with attributes of a park, a museum and a recreational center. The operation of the park has significant and direct impacts on a wide range of groups and entities.
Composition
COMPOSITION OF THE COMMISSION.
The Commission shall consist of 13 voting members. The Commission shall not include any elected city officials. Each Commission member shall be recommended by the entity that the member is representing and appointed by the City Council except that the members listed below in divisions (F) and (K) shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council:
(A) Two representatives from the Board of Directors of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta;
(B) One representative from the Wildflower Neighborhood Association;
(C) One representative from the Alameda North Valley Association;
(D) One person representing the broader recreation interests of the community and the Metropolitan Parks and Recreation Advisory Board;
(E) One person representing the Pueblo of Sandia;
(F) One person representing local businesses located near the park;
(G) One person representing the Anderson- Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum;
(H) One person representing the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau;
(I) The Director of the Parks and Recreation Department, or designee; and
(J) A city employee representing city public safety issues; and
(K) Two at-large positions to be filled by persons residing in other areas of the city, in particular, one person from the west side of the city and the other person from the east side of the city.
Voting members shall serve three-year terms that are staggered as to the year of termination. Members shall not be subject to term limits. Members are not required to be a resident of the City of Albuquerque.
(Ord. 4-2010)
§ 10-10-5 DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE COMMISSION.
The Commission is hereby created to oversee the operation, management, and development of the park with the following duties and powers:
(A) Recommend to the Parks and Recreation Department, the Mayor and City Council guidelines and procedures governing the operation, management, and development of the park, including event review and appropriate fee schedules.
(B) Review and recommend with respect to the approval or denial of agreements with short term park tenants. Short term park tenants shall be approved by the Parks and Recreation Department under guidelines and procedures adopted by City Council resolution.
(C) Review and recommend with respect to the approval or denial of agreements with long term park tenants. Long term park tenancies shall not be in effect until approved by the City Council.
(D) Review all existing licensure agreements, lease agreements, and similar agreements and make recommendations to the Parks and Recreation Department, Mayor and City Council with respect to the status and continuation of those agreements.
(E) Review and recommend to the Parks and Recreation Department, the Mayor and City Council regarding the yearly operating budget and city's general obligation bond program.
(F) Receive actual timely notice of all proposed planning and development actions within the park, including but not limited to: any permanent changes to the physical layout of the park; any construction within the park, any changes to the Site Development Plan and any application for any such changes. The Commission has the right to participate in, review and have its position given full consideration with respect to any planning and development actions related to the park. The Commission shall have standing in front of all city boards or commissions authorized to consider or review such actions, and in front of the City Council for any appeal or other consideration of such actions.
(G) Recommend sponsorships for the park and park events.
(H) Work collaboratively with other organizations to market the park.
(I) Such other powers not inconsistent with law that are necessary to fully perform the assigned duties.
(Ord. 4-2010)
§ 10-10-6 RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CITY.
(A) The Parks and Recreation Department will operate and maintain Balloon Fiesta Park and all related recreation facilities within the boundaries of the park in cooperation with the Balloon Fiesta Park Commission.
(B) Provide the Commission with a draft of the city's operating budget and the city's general obligation bond program prior to City Council approval.
(Ord. 4-2010)
§ 10-10-7 ESTABLISHING THE BALLOON FIESTA PARK STAFF LIAISON.
(A) The Balloon Fiesta park staff liaison shall be a Parks and Recreation Department employee designated as the liaison between the Commission and various city departments, including but not limited to city departments responsible for the capital improvements of the park, the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Museum and the landfills in the park.
(B) The Balloon Fiesta park staff liaison shall be recommended and approved by the Commission.
(C) The Balloon Fiesta park liaison shall attend the regular Commission meetings to report on activities and deal with matters within the Commission's authority.
Current Membership
RepresentingName
Term
1.
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Board of DirectorVacant
2.
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Board of DirectorDr. Steven Komadina
07/01/2015
3.
Wildflower Neighborhood AssociationMr. Rick Treadwell
07/31/2015
4.
Alameda North Valley AssociationMr. Steve Wentworth
07/01/2013
5.
Metropolitan Parks and Recreation Advisory BoardMr. Bill Nordin
07/01/2014
6.
Pueblo of SandiaGov. Malcolm Montoya
07/01/2015
7.
Local Business near the ParkMr. Mark W. Haley
07/01/2016
8.
Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon MuseumMr. Sandor B Cohen
07/01/2015
9.
Albuquerque Convention and Visitors BureauMs. Elise Rogers
07/01/2013
10.
Director of Parks and Recreation DepartmentVacant
07/01/2016
11.
Public SafetyVacant
07/01/2014
12.
At Large WestsideMr. Justin Garcia
07/01/2015
13.
At Large EastsideMr. Mark S. Johnston
07/01/2016
Contact: Lisa Lopez, (505) 768-6039