F.Chris Garcia’s Local Community Contributions
As the fourth generation in his family to be born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, ensuring the well-being of the city and its community is very important to F. Chris Garcia. He was raised in the area and grew up attending Valley High School and the University of New Mexico, where he earned both a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Political Science. After earning his Doctorate from the University of California at Davis, Garcia returned to UNM where he served as a Professor of Political Science for over 40 years.
F. Chris Garcia has been an active member of his local community throughout his life and has worked with a variety of groups and organizations to improve the quality of life for residents. Garcia has worked with the City of Albuquerque on multiple projects, including the City’s Charter Revision Taskforce, which was concerned with reorienting the goals of the city to better reflect its residents.
Additionally, Garcia has worked with the Albuquerque Good Government Group’s Board of Directors to examine the efficacy of the local government, and has also contributed insights on the necessities of the community in partnership with the City of Albuquerque’s Human Needs Strategic Planning Group. Most recently, he made political contributions to Think New Mexico, an organization dedicated to giving underrepresented New Mexicans a greater voice in their community. His work with these groups has had a significant impact on the livelihood of Albuquerque’s residents.