Jeff comes from a blue collar family, one who instilled in him a strong work ethic and spurred him on his career path. Jeff worked tirelessly as a full-time line cook as he put himself through school, completing both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at UNM. Making his way from the kitchens of Yanni's and Nick and Jimmy's, Jeff made the leap to the nonprofit sector, pouring his heart and soul into his jobs at Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation, and then onto Cuidando los Niños where his role as a public servant continues to this day, helping the homeless children of our city and their families.
Jeff has both the passion and the chops to serve as a City Councilor. In his role as Executive Director at Cuidando los Niños, Jeff oversees an almost $5 million dollar budget and a staff of 40 people. In his time at Carrie Tingley, he was able to expand their reach to include San Juan and Doña Ana counties. He continuously pushes the envelope and demands we do better.
His community work includes service on the UNM Alumni Board of Directors and he is the Immediate Past President of Nob Hill Neighborhood Association. He has just completed a New Mexico Changemaker Fellowship: https://www.nmchangemakers.org.
District 6 Resident: Jeff moved to District 6, Albuquerque in 2002 with his wife, Charlotte Itoh.
Let’s do what we can and make our areas safe and clean. Many issues around crime are not being represented accurately – beliefs about poverty as the sole driver of crime do NOT tell the entire story. We must see these issues for what they really are so we can take the appropriate actions. As your City Councilor, I am committed to dramatically reducing crime in District 6.
As a professional with direct expertise on homelessness, I believe that our city is failing both the homeless population and our neighborhoods and businesses. The term homeless has been used to aggregate a variety of people with very different problems. We must understand their differences in order to make the right decisions.
Jeff Hoehn - Jeff4d6