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Dr. Frank Mirabal was re-appointed by Mayor Tim Keller to serve as Director of Community Engagement in late 2017. In this role, Mirabal engages a variety of stakeholders in community governance, which creates an “open source” platform for decision-making through a variety of participatory approaches. A veteran of City Hall, Mirabal was first appointed by Mayor Richard J. Berry in 2014 to serve as Director of Collective Impact. During the previous administration, Dr. Mirabal led city-wide efforts focused on civic tech, entrepreneurship, education, workforce development, and civic participation—all through the lens of equity and inclusion. Prior to his work in government, Frank served as the President of Contigo Research, Policy & Strategy, a national consulting firm that provided research, public policy and strategy services to governments, nonprofits, philanthropy and social enterprises. During his tenure at Contigo, Mirabal helped raise awareness and visibility of community schools, health care career pathways and integrated education/workforce collaboratives in New Mexico and across the country.
Dr. Mirabal earned a Ph.D at New Mexico State University in Educational Leadership and has both a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a BA in Communications and Journalism from the University of New Mexico. He is a Fellow of the 18th class of the Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He also was a 2016 Presidio Institute Cross-Sector Leadership Fellow. He has also been a featured contributor to Education Weekly, Hechinger Report, Governing Magazine, and the Living Cities Blog.