3706 Headingly NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Arturo Archuleta is a life long resident of Albuquerque where he attended Del Norte High
School, went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish from
Eastern New Mexico University in 1999 and a Master’s degree in Community and
Regional Planning from the University of New Mexico in 2004.
While at UNM Arturo served as the Associate Director of the Resource Center for Raza
Planning within the School of Architecture and Planning. In that capacity he worked on
several community development projects throughout Bernalillo County including
community outreach related to road infrastructure improvement projects and the
development of the South Valley Economic Development Center.
Upon completion of course work Arturo began working for the North Central New Mexico
Economic Development District (NCNMEDD) as a Loan Officer and Planner. In that
position he oversaw 3 small-business revolving loan funds with a total loan portfolio of
approximately $2 million and provided technical assistance to both public and private
entities throughout Sandoval, Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, Los Alamos, San Miguel, Mora, and
After two years at NCNMEDD he became the Director of Planning, expanding the
department from one to four full time planning positions including two transportation
planners, and two community development planners. In this capacity he implemented
programming to provide assistance to local governments with development of
Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plans, legislative capital appropriations requests and
various community and economic development projects.
In recent years Arturo has become the Executive Director of the Mexicano Land Education
& Conservation Trust, a non-profit organization aimed at providing technical assistance to
Spanish and Mexican community land grants throughout the state. In this position he has
worked closely with community land grants to build local governance capacity, develop
comprehensive plans, initiate forest and watershed health restoration projects, facilitate
community and economic development initiates including affordable housing and
renewable energy and has worked closely with local, state and federal officials to develop
policy recommendations and legislation related to community land grants.
Over the years, Arturo has developed strong working relationships with the Department of
Finance and Administration Local Government Division, Office of the State Auditor, New
Mexico Finance Authority, New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority, US Department of
Housing and Urban Development, US Small Business Development Administration, New
Mexico Association of Regional Council of Governments, Secretary of State’s Office, The
New Mexico Congressional Delegation and the Legislative Land Grant Interim
3706 Headingly NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
In the winter of 2008, Arturo was appointed to the U.S. Forest Service Collaborative Forest
Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel for a two-year term. The panel oversees the
allocation of nearly $5 million in forest restoration funding throughout the state.
In the summer of 2008, he was appointed to serve as the co-chair of the State Auditor’s
Taskforce on Rural Accountability. In that position Arturo worked with representatives of
Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Mutual Domestic Water Consumers and Waste
Water Associations, Acequia Associations, small municipalities and counties, as well as
certified professional accountant firms from around the state to develop legislative policy
recommendations for amending the state’s Audit Act.
Arturo has been married for 8 years to his wife, Leticia, who is a licensed social worker
employed with Albuquerque Public Schools and is a father of two young sons ages 3 and
11 months. Arturo has been active in the Democratic Party for over 5 years serving as
Ward and Precinct Chair and as a member of the County and State Central Committees.