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Rattle Your Bones at the 3rd Annual Sugar Skull Fun Run

Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Sugar Skull Fun Run, a special event sponsored by County Commissioner Art De La Cruz. The Dia de los Muertos-themed race will take place on Sunday, Nov. 6 and begins at 9 a.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth Street SW.
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Bernalillo County Youths Complete Summer Equestrian Program

Low-income youths from three Bernalillo County South Valley community centers completed a summer equestrian program sponsored by Commission Chair Art De La Cruz at Orona’s Ranch. On Thursday, July 28, the kids provided a demonstration of what they learned.
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Third Annual BernCo Bernie’s Sheep Day and First Impression Youth Rodeo A Success

On Aug. 6, 2016, Bernalillo County held the Third Annual BernCo Bernie’s Sheep Day and First Impression Youth Day Rodeo at Bernalillo County’s Dennison Park Rodeo Grounds in the South Valley, 7001 Coors Blvd. SW.
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BernCo, NMCAL Join Forces to Help People in Crisis

Bernalillo County and the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL) have joined forces to provide expert crisis intervention services to county residents through the county’s 911 call system.
BernCo, NMCAL Join Forces to Help People in Crisis

County Cleans Up Majority of Rio Puerco Tire Dumpsite

$62K grant used to remove more than 23,600 illegally dumped tires in Rio Puerco
County Cleans Up Majority of Rio Puerco Tire Dumpsite

Arenal Property Latest Addition to BernCo’ s Award-Winning Open Space Program

Property will be purchased with mill levy funds
Arenal Property Latest Addition to BernCo’ s Award-Winning Open Space Program

First Choice Community Healthcare Receives Approval for State Grant

First Choice Community Healthcare Receives Approval for State Grant

Economic Development Builds in the South Valley and Beyond

Economic development continues to gain momentum in Bernalillo County and it is a trend that everyone works to sustain. Click here to see a video that shows what's been happening in District 2.
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BernCo Commission Approves $3 Million Incentive Package to Help Catholic Charities Expansion

BernCo Commission Approves $3 Million Incentive Package to Help Catholic Charities Expansion

Commissioner Announces White House Initiative on Educational Excellence

Commission Chair Art De La Cruz and retired UNM family studies professor Dr. Peggy Chavez announced a White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. “Roots and Wings” is a family engagement program and collaboration between the county and Dr. Chavez that will launch as a pilot program in early spring in the South Valley.
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  • Join the Bernalillo County Public Works Division for a meeting on the Blake Road and Coors Boulevard Construction Project.
    Location:
    South Valley Academy, 3426 Blake SW

  • Location:
    South Valley Economic Development Center, 318 Isleta Blvd SW

  • Movement of existing portable and design construction of playground and parking area for use by community.
    Location:
    Pajarito Mesa Building, 9550 Pajarito SW. From Interstate 25, take the Rio Bravo exit and head west to Coors. Turn left onto Coors, go south 2.5 miles to Pajarito SW, turn right onto Pajarito Road and proceed 2.8 miles to the building.

Commissioner De La Cruz’s Bio

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Commissioner Art De La Cruz is a life-long resident of the South Valley

What’s In District 2?

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Here’s what you’ll find in District 2.

Commissioner Priorities

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Here are the issues and policies Commissioner De La Cruz cares about most in District 2.
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