Is there an outstanding volunteer or community organization that deserves special recognition? Do you know people who, for example, went out of their way to help students, deliver food and help to the elderly, or work to make the environment a little cleaner and more visually appealing?

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and First Lady Elizabeth Kisten Keller are inviting nominations for the Mayor’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Day.

Nomination categories include Volunteer of the Year, Young Volunteer, Lifetime Achievement and Corporate Group. Applications will be accepted from across the community, including city departments, local non-profit and community organizations, and neighborhood associations.

“Burqueños demonstrate incredible civic engagement every day throughout our city,” Keller said. “They don’t do it for recognition, but they change our communities and improve lives, and we want to celebrate and uplift them.”

Nominations can be submitted at and must be submitted by 5 p.m. on May 13.

Individuals and groups of volunteers will be celebrated at a recognition event on June 23 at the Albuquerque Museum. The box office for the event will open in June and sponsorship opportunities will be available.

The in-person event will be limited, but a live stream will be available. For more information or questions, including ticket prices, contact Mariah Harrison at [email protected]

• Do you have a question that you would like someone to try to answer for you? Do you have a bright spot you want to share?

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