Bob McCannon Parkway Dedication

WHEREAS, Robert McCannon lived in the Ladera West neighborhood off of Ouray Road since 1987 during which time he was a dedicated volunteer to the community and worked with all levels of government[] to make his community a beautiful and safe place to live; and

WHEREAS, Bob and his wife Shariesse McCannon started the Ladera West Neighborhood Association in 1988, always serving on the board and serving the community as president of his neighborhood association for several decades, and at all times working with elected officials, the police department, and other neighborhood associations to better the Westside and the City of Albuquerque; and

WHEREAS, Bob also worked with multiple Mayors, the members of the Albuquerque City Council, and the Parks and Recreation Department to renovate and keep the Ladera Golf Course “up to par” and see its revitalization with a new irrigation system…

Thus begins the Resolution, spearheaded by our dedicated City Councilor Ken Sanchez, and passed earlier this year, to dedicate and rename Ouray Road to honor the memory of LWNA’s long-serving President, Bob McCannon.

On Tuesday, September 29th there was a dedication ceremony for the newly signed “Bob McCannon Parkway,” attended by Shariesse and Bob’s family, community leaders, friends and neighbors.  It was a warm and moving celebration of someone who helped all of us here in Ladera West so much, and we were pleased to be a part of this tribute.

If you were unable to be there, please share in the celebration through some photos of both the dedication and the new street signs:

On behalf of LWNA, we thank Bob and Shariesse for their years of dedication!!!

Thanks to All for a GREAT Annual Meeting!!!

Hello Neighbors!

LWNA was proud to see so many of you, as well as our esteemed guests (including folks from Ladera Heights), at our Annual meeting on September 22nd.   We had a packed house, with over 50 people in attendance!

Some of the highlights included:

Informative and spirited discussions with State Representative Antonio “Moe” Maestas, City Councilor Ken Sanchez and APD NW Area Commander Dodi Camacho about APD and other crime prevention issues:

A lively presentation about 3-1-1 services from Ms. Esther Tenenbaum, Division Manager of 311 Citizen Contact Center followed by a question-and-answer session (complete with prizes!):


A new member, Karen Buccola, was voted onto the board while the entire Association thanked outgoing board member Marian Meyers and former board members Ike and Sue Gilmore.

Councilor Sanchez and others reminded us all what a great leader we had in our former long-time Board President Bob McCannon (and now we can all remember him as we drive down the newly named “Bob McCannon Parkway”).

And, most importantly, neighbors got to mingle and meet (and eat), talk to their representatives, express their concerns and share their suggestions (we will post follow-ups to all the suggestions and handy-person referrals we got in future posts).

Overall, it was a great event and we were so glad to see you there!!!  THANK YOU!  See you at the Great American Cleanup in April!


REMINDER – Annual Meeting is TOMORROW (Sept. 22)

Hello Neighbors!

Just a reminder – Tuesday, September 22 (tomorrow!) is our Annual Meeting (at the Ladera Golf Course banquet area) at 6:30 and we’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Annual Meeting Agenda for September 22nd

Hello Neighbors!

Tuesday, September 22 is our Annual Meeting (at the Ladera Golf Course banquet area) and we’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Here’s the agenda:

6:30 – 6:45: Meet and Greet:  This is a chance to mingle with your neighbors, the board members and our state and local representatives while enjoying snacks and beverages.  You’ll have an opportunity to share your ideas, any handyman referrals you may have and pay your annual dues (required for voting members).

(Approx) 6:45 – 7:00: Opening remarks by LWNA Board President Steve Collins and our State and City representatives – State Senator Jacob Candelaria , State Representative Antonio “Moe” Maestas  and City Counselor Ken Sanchez.

(Approx) 7:00 – 7:30: Presentation about 3-1-1 from Ms. Esther Tennenbaum, Division Manager of 311 Citizen Contact Center followed by a question-and-answer session.  Come learn how much 3-1-1 really has to offer – you’ll be surprised (addressing weed and zoning issues, helping with lost pets, getting large items hauled away, providing guidance on adding improvements to your property, and more!)

(Approx) 7:30 – 7:45: LWNA business meeting including the election of 2 board members (interested in volunteering?), the announcement of Bob McCannon Road, and a vote on the proposed bylaws change to add a Vice President to the board as needed (to Article VI, Section 2, a second sentence shall be added: “At the board’s discretion the office of Vice President may be added as needed.” Article VI, Section 3, shall be amended to read: “The term of office for the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer shall be one (1) year.”)


We have been working hard to make this meeting both useful and enjoyable – hoping to see you there!!!