Business View City & Municipal | August 2022

43 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 3, ISSUE 7 F or Kristen Gamboa, Senior Economic Development Director for the Village of Los Lunas, New Mexico, pulling out all the stops to take advantage of what Los Lunas has to offer is all in a day’s work. Work that is made easier by promoting a community that remains a great place to live, work and play for its approximately 17,700 residents. Stemming from a long history of agricultural roots, Los Lunas is part of the Albuquerque metro area which represents the largest metro in the state of New Mexico, separated only by the Pueblo of Isleta. “We have been able to cultivate our own little culture, our little community down here in the Village of Los Lunas,” Gamboa says. “However, the exciting thing is that even though we can do all these small-town and homey cultural-type things, we are the AT A GLANCE LOS LUNAS, NEWMEXICO WHAT: A charming village of 17,700 residents WHERE: 22 miles south of the Albuquerque metro area WEBSITE: Los Lunas New Mexico Cultivating culture & community ,