November 19, 2015
Nativo Lodge 11:30 am
PNM Rate Case:
What Your Business Needs to Know
APD Update from Chief Eden
In his presentation to the North I-25 Business Association on October 15, Chief of Police Gorden Eden flagged two issues that are important for Albuquerque citizens to know:
- A late start on working with the Department of Justice (DOJ) appointed monitor “does not change the exit strategy.”
- APD has four years to become compliant with the DOJ recommendations.
The wide ranging presentation covered steps being taken in response to the DOJ report, recruiting challenges and successes, community outreach, community involvement, how citizens can learn more about the department, use of social media, and free services to businesses.
Eden led a team of presenters that included
- Major Jessica Taylor, Director, APD Training Academy
- Celina Espinosa, Communications and Community Outreach Director
- Tanner Tixier, Lead Public Information Officer
Assistant Chief Robert I. Huntsman also attended.
Look here to see the City of Albuquerque and APD's Community Initiatives.
Make your reservation now for November 19, when North I-25 members and guests will hear from Jodi McGinnis Porter, Corporate Communications Lead at PNM. Porter will detail what businesses want to know about new electric rates PNM has proposed to the Public Regulation Commission. She will cover:
Why is PNM asking for an increase in utility rates?
Where will the money go?
How will much will customer bills increase?
How PNM prices compares in terms of affordability to other states?
Prior to PNM, Jodi worked in a variety of government communication positions. She served as the spokeswoman and public information/multimedia administrator for the City of Santa Fe; she was the communications director for the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department and the public information officer for the New Mexico State Treasurer’s office. Earlier in her career she worked for U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman in his Washington, D.C. office. She also has private sector experience and worked for McDonnell Douglas Corporation and in banking.
Jodi is a native New Mexican who grew up in Santa Fe. She graduated with highest honors from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and also studied abroad in the honors program at Cambridge University in England.
Paws and Stripes will be the featured charity at our December 17 Holiday meeting.
Paws and Stripes is a nonprofit organization providing service dogs for wounded military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury through integrating service dog training and education with mental health support.
There will be a raffle of exciting gift baskets and goodies, with all proceeds to go to Paws and Stripes.
Raffle tickets will be available at the November 19 and December 17 meetings. Must be present to win!
1 for $10
3 for $20
10 for $50