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"Thoughts from Mayor Webber" - Mayor Alan Webber

  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Hilton Hotel, 100 Sandoval Street, Santa Fe, NM


Alan Webber serves as Santa Fe's 43rd Mayor and the City's first full-time executive.  He first elected in March of 2018 to his first term and re-elected to a second four-year term in November, 2021.

In his time in office Mayor Webber has put an emphasis on making city government work for all parts of Santa Fe, improving the overall level of service to the city's 85,000 residents.  His policy agenda has focused on meeting the city's critical need for additional housing in all parts of the housing spectrum and in every part of the community.  The housing agenda includes bringing chronic and verteran homelessness to functional zero and addressing the shortage in affordable and workforce housing. 

Mayor Webber has also stressed an across the board sustainability agenda, including solarizing all City buildings, converting the City's fleet to electric or hybrid vehicles, incentivizing water conservation and water planning, adopting a multi-family green building code, financing a Green Bank to assist lower income Santa Feans solarize their homes, all as part of a comprehensive sustainability plan adopted by the Governing Body of the City four years ago.

Under Mayor Webber's leadership, in addition to dealing with the many impacts of COVID and COVID related issues, Santa Fe has adopted an aggressive and progressive posture with regard to social equity, poverty alleviation, violence prevention, mental and behavioural health support, and alternative services to residents needing special services.  A sweeping reorganization of City governments created a Community Health and Safety Department, for the first time bringing together Police, Fire, Community Services and Recreation.  As an early participant in Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, Mayor Webber has overseen a program that has provided $400 per month to 100 Santa Fe families, under the age of 30, who meet an income criterion and who are attending the community college seeking a degree or certificate.

Before running for office, Mayor Webber built a career in business and journalism.  He served as the Editorial Director of the Harvard Business Review and Co-Founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company Magazine.  He worked in the Carter Administration as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Transportation, and is the author of four books including  "Rules of Thumb: How to Stay Productinve and Inspired Even in the Most Turbulent Times."




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