about US

The West Central Community Development Group is a 501C3 nonprofit organization, organized in June 2007, to address the needs of the West central neighborhoods and businesses.

WCCDG is dedicated to job growth and improved economic vitality of the neighborhoods and individual families along the West central corridor. By strengthening the economic prosperity of families and neighborhoods this supports the transformation of an area of Albuquerque that is traditionally suffered from higher rates of unemployment as compared to other areas of the city. As we struggled to address the growing traffic and transportation needs an additional benefit to this effort is that fewer Westside residents will need to commute across the River to get to their jobs. Finally, a cornerstone of economic development and community revitalization is reducing crime rates, which is part of any successful community development effort.

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 had less power 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 and their own lives and 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 Secretary

Crestview Bluff Neighborhood Association 



Lorenzo Otero

Board Treasurer

West Mesa Neighborhood Association 



Becky Davis

Board Member

Westgate Heights & Avalon

Neighborhood Association


Eloy Padilla

Board Member

Stinson Tower 

Neighborhood Association


Michelle Luna

Board Member

Bernalillo County

Government Organziation


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


Harry Relkin

Board Member

Sage Consulting

Business Organization


Coming Soon

Board Member

West Side Chamber of Commerce

Non-Profit Organization

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 that you and your family can enjoy daily. The WCCDG family is made up of a diverse bunch of people who came together serve the community. Get in touch today and speak with any one of our staff members.


5921 Central Ave NW

Albuquerque NM 87105



“Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed - there’s so little competition”


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.


If you would like to learn more about donations and sponsorship's during special events, please get in touch with our main office. Donate today, and make a world of difference for the community.


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5921 Central Ave NW

Albuquerque NM 87105


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The West Central Community Development Group is dedicated to enriching the lives of community members in the West Central area. 

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