New Mexico First

Mailing Address: PO Box 56549, Albuquerque, NM 87187
County of Location: Bernalillo
Phone: (505) 241-4813
NTEE Code: W- Public, Society Benefit
Mission Statement:

Our mission is: To be a catalyst for positive change by

engaging citizens in policy and enabling action.

Primary Programs:

New Mexico First is known for their town halls, but that's only one of many types of other programs. New Mexico First programs include: An annual statewide town hall, convened for the people and policymakers of New Mexico, on a critical issue facing the state (with 12-18 months of extensive implementation follow-up) Policy reports on the most important issues facing the state Citizens deliberations for communities, government agencies, and other organizations that need consensus-based feedback on a particular topic Tomorrow’s Leaders, a statewide youth leadership program that uses the town hall model to engage teens in local policy

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Statewide
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $500,000 - $749,999
Personnel: 1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director:

Heather Balas

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS

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