Michelle Melendez

Michelle Melendez

Michelle Melendez is the Director of Equity and Inclusion for the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

She is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation fellowship recipient for the Ladders to Leadership and Connect Program. For the past 15 years, she has worked in health justice, community organizing, community development and policy advocacy.

Michelle Melendez

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How Albuquerque is Institutionalizing Racial Equity, One Contract at a Time

How the City is lowering barriers for business owners of color and local businesses to compete for city contracts, and growing the economic pie for all residents. When it comes to changing procurement practices, those of us working in city government are often confronted with a scarcity mindset – that there’s a scarcity of money, or that buying locally will …

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