Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Art Blumenfeld.(Editorial Page)


Art Blumenfeld, a longtime city official who succumbed to illness this month at age 68, will be remembered for vastly improving Albuquerque's quality of life.

Blumenfeld helped elevate the Rio Grande Zoo from an animal warehouse to a modern zoological park. He also was instrumental in the creation of the Albuquerque Biological Park and the Explora! Science Center & Children's Museum.

Blumenfeld was chief administrative officer for Mayor Louis Saavedra and director of finance and management for mayors Harry Kinney and David Rusk. …

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