Adriann will be the first openly LGBTQ member of the Bernadillo County Commission
Adriann Barboa is a generational New Mexican and a proud mom of two young adults whom she raised as a young, single parent in southeast Albuquerque. It is as a mom, daughter, sister, friend that Barboa is inspired to run for County Commissioner. She has lived what it means to navigate our county systems and safety nets, to have loved ones experience crime, struggle with addictions, search for employment, or take a risk and start a new business.
After serving as Executive Director for Young Women United for eight years, Barboa started Strong Families New Mexico, a program of Forward Together, where she is now Field Director. Strong Families leads work that builds rights, recognition, and resources for all families.
Barboa is a graduate of Albuquerque High School and attended the University of New Mexico. While at UNM Barboa served as a mentor in the ORALE program, supporting Chicano and Latino students in completing high school and accessing higher education. At the age of 24, a college senior, and single mom of two, Barboa was awarded the first Kellogg grant in New Mexico, which now operates as ENLACE NM, the state’s largest mentoring program. From working for YDI to keep young people safe to creating policy change at local non-profits, Barboa has spent her life serving the families of New Mexico and is ready to serve District 3.