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Beautiful Bernalillo County

Welcome to Bernalillo County

A great deal of county information and services can be accessed online for your convenience. Residents can find everything from tax records to marriage licences from bernco.gov. Take a look around and if you need help please feel free to contact us.

Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative

Behavioral Health Initiative
Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico have committed themselves to improving residents’ lives and the public’s safety by strategically evaluating and enhancing resources for mental health and substance abuse treatment.

BernCo Bernie Book Challenge

BernCo Bernie’s reading challenge is happening between Jan. 4 and Feb. 1, 2017. All elementary school-aged children, kindergarten to fifth grade, are eligible to participate. Young readers are asked to read 10 age-appropriate books between Jan. 4 and Feb. 1, 2017 and then send BernCo Bernie a reading log that lists the books read.

County Spotlight

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Eligible voters for the APS/CNM election may cast a ballot early at any of the 12 Early Voting Convenience Centers. These locations will be open Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning Wednesday, Jan. 18 until Saturday, Feb. 4.
CMHS Jan lunch
Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins invites all to her next monthly neighborhood luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. at McKinley Community Center. Speakers are Enrico Gradi, Director of BernCo Planning & Development Services, and Brennon Williams, Associate Director of the City of Albuquerque Planning Department.
Tiny Home Village
Bernalillo Commissioner Debbie O’Malley and Albuquerque City Councilor Diane Gibson invite the community to a meeting about a tiny home village, which will provide safe and stable housing and support for the homeless.
Los Padillas CC hours
The popular Los Padillas Community Center in the South Valley is now open on weekends and has extended evening hours on Tuesdays and Fridays.
School of instruction
The Bernalillo County Clerk is conducting schools of instruction for all appointed Presiding Judges and Precinct Board Members for the upcoming February 7, 2017, APS-CNM Election.
MDC Transition Planning
The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners approved spending $1.3 million on a plan to develop and fully fund a Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) Transition Planning and Re-entry Resource Center - using funds from the Bernalillo County behavioral health tax fund.
BernCo Bernie is sponsoring a reading challenge and all elementary school-aged children, kindergarten to fifth grade, are eligible to participate. Young readers are asked to read 10 age-appropriate books between Jan. 4 and Feb. 1 and then send BernCo Bernie a reading log that lists the books read.
The Board of Commissioners has unanimously approved the minimum wage cost of living increase from $8.65 per hour, to $8.70 per hour. This annually-calculated wage increase affects employees who work within the unincorporated area of Bernalillo County, outside of the city limits.
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The Board of Commissioners has approved two additional behavioral health initiatives that will activate essential help for the community: mobile crisis teams and a supportive housing program.

County Video

The creative economy is very much alive in Bernalillo County and Roy Johnson of Sumner and Dene Gallery shares how artists can create more presence and market share in this Biz Moment program: How to Take Your Art to Market for the Artist and Artisan.
On Dec. 28, 2016, Los Lunas Councilor Gino M. Romero, BernCo Commission Chair Art De La Cruz and other community leaders broke ground on the Central New Mexico Rail Park in Valencia County.
Five Bernalillo County Officials were sworn into office on Jan. 1, 2017. See a video of the entire ceremony (59 minutes).
Watch Bernalillo County officials dedicate the site of the future Route 66 Visitors Center.
Watch as Bernalillo County Clerk Linda Stover is sworn in on Dec. 9, 2016.
In this Biz Moment, Jason W. Harrington, CEO of HB Construction shares visions and realities of the construction industry today and going forward in Bernalillo County. These Biz Moments are an occasional series from Bernalillo County Economic Development.
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  • Join us Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:15 to 10 a.m. at Paradise Hills Community Center (times and dates are subject to change). The fee is $12 for a year membership. Call the center at (505) 314-0245 for more information.
    Paradise Hills Community Center, 5901 Paradise NW

  • Join us Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon for pickleball at Los Vecinos Community Center. Membership is $12- veterans and seniors over 55 are free. Questions? call the center at (505) 314-0240.
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras

  • Join us on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon for ceramics class. The cost begins at $5 per piece. This is a beginner class. Questions? Call the center at (505) 468-7800.
    Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center, 9800 4th NW

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Meet Your County Commissioners
Debbie O'Malley

Debbie O'MalleyDistrict 1

Steven Michael Quezada

Steven Michael QuezadaDistrict 2

Maggie Hart Stebbins

Maggie Hart StebbinsDistrict 3

Lonnie C. Talbert

Lonnie C. TalbertDistrict 4

Wayne Johnson

Wayne JohnsonDistrict 5

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