The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners consists of five elected members who are each limited to two, four-year terms. Each commissioner represents one of the county’s five districts. Commissioners are responsible to voters; however their duties are defined and controlled by state law.
Current commissioners are: Debbie O'Malley (Commission Vice Chair, District 1); Art De La Cruz (District 2); Maggie Hart Stebbins (Commission Chair, District 3); Lonnie C. Talbert (District 4); and Wayne A. Johnson (District 5).
The mission of Bernalillo County government is to administer laws enacted by the State of New Mexico and carry out all policies and ordinances. County government is responsible for providing those services and facilities necessary to promote the welfare and safety of the public.
Services (What We Do):
- Serves as the County Canvassing Board (for elections) and the Board of Finance (for county funds).
- Has final authority for county government budget.
- Affirm property tax rates and has the power to levy special taxes (gross receipts, hospital tax, road levies, gasoline tax, liquor excise tax, and other).
- Issues general obligation bonds after voter approval.
- Determines county appropriations and expenditures.
- Passes ordinances and resolutions (local laws).
- Develops joint projects and agreements with other government entities.
- Makes appointments to various boards and commissions.
- Creates fire districts and levies fire protection tax.
- Establishes zoning and business regulations.
The legislative and adminstrative powers and responsibilities of the Board of County Commissioners are set forth in Article 38 of the New Mexico State Statutes (NMSA 4-38-1).
The Board of County Commissioners hold public meetings twice monthly. Administrative matters are heard on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month and zoning cases are hear the fourth Tuesday of each month. Special meetings, public hearings and community foruns are scheduled as issues arise.
County Commission Maps (precincts)
2013 Committee Assignments