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As Councilor, Dan Lewis is promoting job development on the West Side of Albuquerque, developing safer neighborhoods through community awareness and service, establishing healthier neighborhoods through the development of athletic fields and parks, responding to District 5 constituents, and improving and expanding the network of West Side roads.
Councilor Lewis is encouraging an environment where small businesses can start, grow, and flourish, believing that’s where our local jobs come from. Dan believes that over-regulating puts an undue burden on existing small businesses and discourages entrepreneurs. His focus is on policies that allow small and medium-size businesses to do what they do best—create jobs.
Councilor Lewis is promoting safer neighborhoods through community awareness and service, making our city cleaner, more efficient, safer and more enjoyable. He is working with police, firefighters, our community centers, neighborhood associations and coalitions to promote opportunities and events that improve safety in our neighborhoods and meet many of the unseen needs in our communities.
Councilor Lewis is striving to foster a mindset of service and integrity on the council and in all levels of city government. He is concerned about government waste and inefficiencies and is working to ensure that fiscal responsibility drives city revenues and expenses.
Councilor Dan Lewis has been a resident of Albuquerque’s West Side for 17 years, where he and his wife Tracy, a third grade teacher at Seven Bar Elementary School, are raising their two children, Madison and Jensen. Councilor Lewis has owned and operated two small businesses in Albuquerque. He is also a youth coach and a former teacher. He currently works at Desert Fuels, a small business on the West Side of Albuquerque, where he is the Executive Vice-President.
Councilor Lewis received a Masters Degree from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and his Bachelor of Arts from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. He is certified as a high school teacher as well as an athletic coach in New Mexico, and has taught at Albuquerque’s Cibola High School. In addition to his family and business responsibilities, Lewis volunteers at his children’s schools, coaches Little League, and provides assistance to the homeless at “Noonday” in downtown Albuquerque. He is also a member of the National Kidney Foundation, and is a living kidney donor.
Lewis and his wife also founded the West Side’s Soul Rio Church, where for many years they have helped counsel troubled marriages, encouraged and supported parents, and promoted strong families. The church is a congregation of hundreds of adults and children.
Councilor Lewis has an open door, “I work for you” policy. He enjoys speaking with each of his constituents, listening to their ideas, and ensuring the West Side’s concerns are prioritized and addressed.
- Finance & Government Operations Committee
- Internal Operations Committee, Chair
Information about the Police Oversight Task Force.
Information about Albuquerque Rail Yards Redevelopment.
This project will identify improvements for pedestrians and other users along this busy transit corridor.
Areas of Albuquerque that are thriving have an identity that everyone recognizes. The Nob Hill area and the Downtown area are good examples. Those identities do not just happen. They must be planned and nurtured.
Information about the Girard Boulevard Complete Streets Master Plan.
This project was initiated at the neighborhood’s request for improvements at the park.
Councilor Rey Garduño and the City of Albuquerque Planning Department are undertaking the development of a Sector Development Plan for the area from San Mateo to Wyoming and Lomas to the southern City limits.
Latest Update on Proposed Roundabout at Rio Grande and Candelaria.
Paseo del Volcan is an essential long-range need for our region. Preparing for this road now will encourage good quality, well-planned development for the west side of the region in the future. This will open up the possibility of future employers and in turn address the jobs/housing imbalance and congestion. It’s time to move this project from the back burner to the front burner.
In 2008, a consultant was hired to develop a concept plan for West Central, including short-term and long-term design concepts for a “Complete Street” from 8th St. to Rancho Seco.
The Paseo del Norte and I-25 Interchange improvements have been a high priority for the City of Albuquerque and the Metropolitan Area for many years. Construction began on October 15, 2013 and should take around 18 months to complete. The New Mexico Department of Transportation is overseeing this project. Traffic engineers and consultants will work to ensure that minimal disruption is experienced during the construction period but we all ask for your patience as we move forward with these important improvements.