County Spotlight The second half of this year’s property tax bill is due on April 10, and county property owners again have many options to pay their taxes, Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy M. Bearce said.BernCo Natural Resource Services Program will host a four-part series of workshops about septic systems. The first workshop on March 31, Unpermitted Septic Systems and Financial Aid for System Replacements, will cover the most frequently asked questions about unpermitted septic systems — who needs an evaluation, what is involved with the evaluation process, what causes septic systems to fail, how to apply for permits, if needed; and financial assistance.The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution declaring Bernalillo County to be an immigrant-friendly county. The commission welcomes and encourages immigrants to live, work, and study in Bernalillo County and to participate in community affairs, and recognizes immigrants for their important contributions to our culture and economy.Bernalillo County Cultural Services and Bernalillo County Youth Services present “A Map of My Own, Personal Cartographies,” an exhibit featuring artwork by young women in the juvenile detention center and professional women artists mapping places both real and imagined. This collaborative endeavor engages young women from the detention center and women artists in a visual dialogue. BernCo Bernie’s second book, The Adventures of BernCo Bernie – Another Day to Play made its debut at a book premiere event held at the historic Hiland Theater March 12. Children who attended the red carpet event had successfully completed BernCo Bernie’s reading challenge held in February.Business leaders, entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders are invited to a free Breakfast Business Summit April 6 to learn about creating and sustaining a culture of success for organizations large and small. The event is sponsored by Commissioner Lonnie Talbert and coordinated by Bernalillo County’s Economic Development Department.Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins met with young women entrepreneurs from Turkmenistan March 8 who are in New Mexico through a program sponsored by the Open World Leadership Center and administered locally through the Albuquerque Sister Cities Foundation. BernCo has hired Katrina Hotrum as the behavioral health director who will head up the newly created Behavioral Health Department under the county’s Health and Public Safety Division. Hotrum will provide organizational structure and coordinate the implementation of all behavioral health initiatives. Bernalillo County Open Space is now accepting applications for the Master Naturalist Program. The Bernalillo County Open Space Master Naturalist Program aims to instill the pursuit of lifelong learning and promote environmental stewardship. Participants are actively engaged through education and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources on Open Space properties.