about US

The West Central Community Development Group is a 501C3 nonprofit organization, organized in early 2004, to address the needs of the West central neighborhoods and businesses.

WCCDG is a non-profit, non-partisan group of hard working community leaders, residents, and business people who have come together to achieve the goal of making the West Central area a vibrant and thriving entertainment and business area. 

The purpose of the WCCDG is to actively promote and affect the redevelopment and revitalization of the West Central Metropolitan Area. 

The WCCDG Board of Directors consists of neighborhood associations, home owner associations, neighborhood coalitions, merchant associations, local business representatives, and at-large members. This committed group of leaders is an entirely volunteer board. There is one paid Executive Director and one paid Community Liaison.  

Community Leadership: We believe in building the power and leadership of communities in West Central by fostering connections and supporting civic participation by all residents, in particular those who have traditionally been marginalized such as people of modest income, people of color, immigrants, tenants, youth, and the disabled. We believe community residents should have a decisive voice in shaping the future of their communities, their own lives, and have the ability to create local organizations through which they can work together to achieve common goals.

Economic Opportunity: We believe that everyone deserves a fair and genuine opportunity to participate in the economic mainstream and achieve economic security. This means that we must provide the access and the tools that enable people to succeed and address structural obstacles that prevent many of us from fully benefiting from the economic opportunities available in our communities.


Inclusion: We seek to create inclusive communities where all people are welcomed regardless of their ethnicity, race, income, age, or abilities. We seek to create a community development field that is reflective of the people we serve.

Collaboration: We believe that collaboration is essential to building stronger communities and achieving our vision for greater economic opportunity.

Meet The Executive Board


Johnny Peña

Board President 

Alamosa Neighborhood Association 



Geraldine Ulibarri

Board Vice-President 

Avalon Neighborhood Association



Twyla McComb

Board Treasurer

Crestview Bluff Neighborhood Association



Nancy Montano

Board Secretary

Community Member 

Previous Executive Director 



Becky Davis

Board Member

Westgate Heights & Avalon

Neighborhood Association


Eloy Padilla

Board Member

Stinson Tower 

Neighborhood Association


Harry Relkin

Board Member

Sage Consulting

Business Organization


Joe Chavez

Board Member

Chavez Enterprises

Business Organization

Meet The Board


Steve Maestas 

Board Member

Maestas Development Group

Business Organization


Chris Schroeder

Board Member

Real Time Solutions, Inc.

Business Organization


Al & Susan Unser

Board Member

Unser Racing Museum

Non-Profit Organization


Carlos Garcia

Board Member

Garcia Infiniti

Business Organization


Al Otero

Board Member

Crestview Bluff 

Neighborhood Association

Lorenzo Otero

Board Member

West Mesa

Neighborhood Association 


Coming Soon

Board Member

Meet Our Staff


Jerry Gallegos

Community Liaison




Luis Hernandez Jr.

Executive Director




The WCCDG staff plays a big part in community life here on The West Central. Our team of professionals is eager and ready to help our center become a thriving place you and your family can enjoy daily. The WCCDG family is made up of a diverse group of people who came together serve the community. Get in touch today and speak with any one of our amazing staff members.


5921 Central Ave NW

Albuquerque NM 87105

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Major funding for WCCDG comes from members of our community, public grants, and contributions from supporters like you. We rely on support from people like you so that we can continue to expand and improve our services.


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