Wrap up your holiday shopping while doing something good for the community at the 2nd Annual United Way BernCo Holiday Mercado this Friday, Dec. 6. The Mercado (Spanish for market) will be held at the Bernalillo County Annex Building, 415 Tijeras NW, Downtown, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. At least two dozen vendors will participate, selling everything from animal ear hats to tamales and fine art.
Bernalillo County is currently seeking a qualified firm with substantial public fund experience to provide comprehensive investment advisory services. The selected advisor will work closely with Bernalillo County Treasurer Manny Ortiz and the Bernalillo County Board of Finance.
The county’s Office of Ethics Compliance is now fully staffed and providing guidance and resources to county employees and elected officials to make ethical decisions in their daily work.
In August 2012, the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners passed the Code of Conduct Ordinance, thereby making a public commitment to the establishment of an ethical culture within county government which is essential to the success of providing public service and maintaining the public trust.
Commissioner Wayne Johnson today encouraged the community to shop local this holiday season, which will create jobs and help small businesses, the backbone of the economy in New Mexico.
Commissioner Johnson’s announcement at Bigglesnorts Toys in the Northeast Heights highlighted the positive impact of shopping locally: The money stays in the community, creates and maintains jobs, and supports families.
Today the state Auditor’s Office released findings alleging that the Bernalillo County Treasurer’s Office violated state law and county investment policies.
“The state Auditor’s Office allegations are disturbing and must be taken seriously in order to address the issues that have been raised over the last several months, says Commission Vice Chair Debbie O’Malley.
Commissioner Wayne Johnson kicks off Bernalillo County’s 2013 Shop Local for the Holidays Campaign just before the biggest retail season of the year.
Bernalillo County is proud to support small businesses, which are the main job creators and backbone of the local economy.
From creating jobs to investing in our community, Bernalillo County’s small businesses are the heart and soul of our economy.
Bernalillo County will hold a Fire Department Cadet Graduation ceremony on Friday, Nov. 22.
The Bernalillo County Fire Department Cadet Class 2013-01 is comprised of six firefighters, including two paramedics.
The new graduates have been assigned to multiple fire stations in the county and will be starting their first shifts on Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2.
The first phase of a major renovation project for the Rio Grande Indoor Pool is now under way.
County staff drained the pool Thursday night and construction crews met with project managers Thursday to get the project under way quickly.
The $2.9 million renovation project is expected to last through the spring of 2014. County officials anticipate the pool will be open by the summer of 2014.
Commissioner Art De La Cruz and officials from Admiral Beverage Corporation today cut the ribbon on a massive new warehouse and distribution center that has already brought new economic development and jobs to the South Valley.
Commissioner De La Cruz led Bernalillo County’s effort to provide economic development incentives to Admiral Beverage that made the project possible, including a waiver of impact fees and support for a $30 million industrial revenue bond.
District 2 County Commissioner Art De La Cruz and the Bernalillo County Public Arts Board will memorialize and remember Vietnam veteran Louis Richard Rocco at a ceremony this Friday, Nov. 15. A dozen years ago, several of Rocco’s South Valley comrades raised money through donations to have a bust created that would memorialize their friend, then donated the art piece to Bernalillo County that is now displayed in the front lobby of the Westside Community Center.