The CHART team was chosen through an open application process (fall of 2021) that was available to any resident of the city
and county of Santa Fe. The team was trained in principles and practices of community facilitation and then facilitated
community engagement activities over the course of the project (August 2021-July 2022). Team members--of diverse
ages, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds--were charged with LISTENING to the residents of the city and county of
Santa Fe via a wide range of programs designed to reach Santa Feans of all zip codes, backgrounds, ages, and
neighborhoods. The content of these activities was thoroughly recorded and documented and served
as the foundation for the CHART final report.
Click on a photo to read a team member bio.
CHART COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS TABLE
The members of the Community Solutions Table consisted of individuals who consistently participated in the CHART project activities and were selected after the majority of the public events had occurred. Membership on the Community Solutions Table was intentionally diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc. It included a balance of perspectives and opinions on the City’s culture, histories, and stories, as well as a balance ofperspectives on the obelisk and other monuments and statues. As a group, Table members reviewed a large body of data collected over the course of public engagement activities (surveys, dialogue session notes, one-on-one interview notes, results of art activations, responses to Cultural History Series events, and more) and used this as a basis for proposing recommendations to that were included, along with others, in the final report.
Below are their bios:
“I am a local Hispanic. I am a member of the Santa Fe Fiesta Council. I am a current board member
and past president of the Caballeros De Vargas.”
“I am Native American, from the Pueblo of Acoma. I grew up in Santa Fe and on my reservation.
I am currently on the board of the Old Santa Fe Association.”
“I am a White, male, gay, and have lived in Santa Fe for 16 years. I have been involved with the Exploring Whiteness:
Unlearning Racism and Understanding Privilege Initiative in Santa Fe since 2019. We are dedicated to deepening our understanding of the historical and social roots of racism, looking at our own personal conditioning around race and whiteness, helping us to work more effectively towards racial justice.”
“I am a Black woman, born and raised in South Georgia. I've lived in multiple states besides Georgia, including California, Nevada, and Colorado. I moved to New Mexico in 2019 and live on the South Side. My career spans over 14 years
across the SaaS (Customer Experience), Financial Services, K-12 Education
and Outdoor / Conservation industries.”
“I am Hispanic, was born in Socorro, NM and graduated from Socorro High School. I have a B.A. in History and Secondary Education from NM Highlands University and an M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from Northern Arizona University.
I earned an Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from NMSU. I was a teacher and counselor in Socorro
for 8 years and a school administrator in Dallas for 27 years. I currently live in Eldorado.”
“I am currently the City of Santa Fe Historian. Alumna of UNM, B.A. University Studies w/ concentration in Freshwater studies and Cultural Anthropology. M.A. from the Master of Community Regional Planning (MCRP) program where I majored in Natural Resources & Environmental Planning (with concentrating coursework in Indigenous Planning) and minored in Public Health. I worked as an archivist for the New Mexico Records Center and Archives and conducted research, contributed historical essays, and digitally archived Spanish land grants, oversized maps, and civil war muster rolls for the New Mexico
Office of the State Historian. In 2016, I was a research assistant and author of a Santa Fe County Health
Impact Assessment, ‘Indian Health Services Budget and Urban Indian Budgeting Decisions.’”
“I am American, by birth, Swedish by ancestry, and have lived in Santa Fe full-time since 1984. I am a Principal with the Architecture and Planning Studio "Suby Bowden + Associates" (SB+A), creating Artful Architecture,
Urban Planning, Parks Projects, Industrial Design products and over 60 Award winning Commercial,
Institutional and Residential Buildings and Master Planning Projects.”