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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

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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

East Mountain fire
Several BernCo fire units and fire crews were dispatched to two separate fires in the East Mountain area. Both fires were in residential homes with the causes of the fires still unknown.
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.
commission election
Commissioner Debbie O’Malley of District 1 was elected chair of the Bernalillo County Commission this evening. Newly-elected Commissioner Steven Michael Quezada of District 2 was elected vice chair. O’Malley and Quezada will serve as chair and vice chair for the 2017 calendar year.
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 charter
Thanks to voters, Bernalillo County has a more independent, transparent and accountable government as of Jan. 1. The Home Rule Urban County Charter was approved by voters in the fall 2016 general election. It’s like a constitution for Bernalillo County – basic rules for how local government is organized.
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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.
money
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.
behavioral health
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.
bc fire alarms
For the second year in a row, AFD & BCFD are partnering up on a Smoke Alarm Distribution Project. During this community risk reduction project, AFD and BCFD will distribute two free smoke alarms per household to city and county homeowners until supplies last.

County Video

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.
    Location:
    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.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras

  • In accordance with NMSA 1-2-17, 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.
    Location:
    Voting Machine Warehouse, 2400 Broadway SE

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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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