The Albuquerque Westside Business Association, established in 2020, was founded to serve as a voice for our westside businesses and community.

We support the economic and educational development of Albuquerque’s westside, while preserving the cultural history of the city.

We want a higher quality of life for our residents, and we want to ensure our area businesses are successful. Our most important initiatives are focused on infrastructure.

Issues of concern include land use regulations, urban growth boundary expansion, transportation funding, and other westside infrastructure issues vital to economic development. Albuquerque Westside Business Association (AWBA) members are strategically located on local, county and state public policy-making committees to advocate for our members’ positions regarding these issues.

Board of Directors

Kristi Lawrence, Board Chair, StarFire PR & Marketing

Brianna Magana, Board Vice-Chair, Cottonwood Mall

Antonio “Moe” Maestas, Board Treasurer/Secretary, Moe Justice Law Firm/State Rep. District 16

JD Lopez, Board Member, Jungle Jam Playground

Dipo Alam, Board Member, The Paleta Bar/Potato Corner/Spring Rollin’

Melissa Sanchez, President & CEO