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Commissioner Johnson Shares "A Week in District 5"


The week of March 14, 2016, while fairly busy for Commissioner Wayne Johnson, was a somewhat normal week in District 5. 

During the Board of County Commissioners administrative meeting, Commissioner Johnson sponsored three proclamations honoring the work of several noteworthy organizations in our community.

First, the 10-year anniversary of the death of Bernalillo County Sheriff Deputy James McGrane Jr. was memorialized. Deputy McGrane lost his life in the line of duty while on patrol in the East Mountains. More importantly, the work of the Deputy James McGrane Jr. nonprofit organization, who holds the annual “Officer Survival Training Program”, was recognized. This group provides additional safety training for law enforcement officers with the goal to try and assure that all public safety officers return to their families safe and sound. More than 4,000 public safety officers have been trained without any cost to the officers.

In honor of National Sunshine Week, a week dedicated to increasing the openness in the operation of government, Commissioner Johnson presented a proclamation to New Mexico’s Foundation for Open Government. This group strives to insure that government operates in an open and transparent manner. Bernalillo County has been recognized for making its operation fairly accessible to the public through the county website. 

The last proclamation recognized National Women’s History Month. Commissioner Johnson selected representatives from the food and beverage industry to accept the proclamation. Three women business owners were present to accept the recognition. The food and beverage industry is one of the largest employers in the state and has a very positive impact on the economic sustainability of the county.

During the rest of the week, in addition to routine meetings with constituents, Commissioner Johnson had three speaking engagements, attended the annual meeting of the Loma del Rey Neighborhood Association, and opening night of Road Runner Little League.  He also hosted a General Obligation Bond training session for District 5 residents and topped off the week by hosting an Easter egg hunt at the Vista Grande Community Center. Approximately 300 kids of all ages collected over 3,500 plastic eggs, each of which contained a prize.

“While there are a diversity of projects and issues that I deal with in District 5, each one is important to the residents of my district. It is my goal to work as hard as I can to serve the constituents of the county,” Johnson stated.  “By recognizing outstanding achievements and attending events, our residents can see that government and its officials are giving back in a positive way to the community.”


A Week with Commissioner Johnson

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