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Bernalillo County is prepared and ready to respond to possible winter storms. Click "Read More" for more information.

BernCo's Animal Care and Resource Center

Animal Shelter Rendering
Bernalillo County's new Animal Care and Resource Center is now open to better serve the public with animal rescue and adoptions, educational and training classes for people and animals, spay and neuter programs, and support services.

County Spotlight

triple a bond ratings
Bernalillo County has kept its triple A bond rating with the three major rating companies in the country, Moody’s, Fitch and Standard and Poor’s. Bond ratings are critical to government agencies. The higher bond rating means the county receives lower interest rates when selling bonds to finance voter-approved projects.
MDC McClendon Lawsuit Progress
Bernalillo County officials are excited to announce significant progress in the county’s efforts to resolve the requirements of the 1995 McClendon vs. City of Albuquerque lawsuit. This lawsuit was filed in regards to conditions at the former Bernalillo County Detention Center, which was operated by the City of Albuquerque at the time. The lawsuit outlines 253 requirements for MDC to reach compliance on. The requirements are broken down into domains, focusing on mental health, medical services and jail operations. MDC is currently 59.7 percent compliant, a nearly doubled increase from the 2017 rating of 34.3 percent.
assessor veteran's outreach
This is the second year Bernalillo County Assessor Tanya R. Giddings has partnered with the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (NMDVS) to host a series of veteran outreach events at the BernCo Assessor’s Office located downtown at 501 Tijeras NW. The third outreach event is on Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the fourth and final event is on March 21.
south valley pride day nominations open
Bernalillo County has opened nominations for this year’s South Valley Pride Day Outstanding Citizens Award, which honors community members for their dedication and community service to improve County Commission District 2. Recipients of the award will be celebrated as outstanding role models during the annual parade and honored at a formal ceremony April 28 at Westside Community Center as part of South Valley Pride Day 2019.
county commission suports initiatives
At its Jan. 22 and Feb. 12 administrative meetings, the County Commission supported numerous resolutions. Click on the image above to learn more.
clerk's office wins award
The Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office has received a 2018 “Clearie” Award for Recruiting, Training and Retaining Election Workers. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) Annual “Clearie” Awards recognize outstanding innovations in elections, and best practices in accessibility and recruiting, training and retaining of election workers. The Clerk’s Office received the award for a new election worker training program called “Learn the Vote.”
flood reduction
Almost 300 South Valley property owners will be receiving letters this week notifying them of the change in their flood zone status. For the properties removed from the floodplain, mandatory flood insurance will no longer be required for federally backed mortgages and that means a savings to those property owners.
berno seal
Bernalillo County has a number of legislative priorities for the upcoming session that encompass two areas – Capital Outlay and Policy.

County Video

This micro documentary tells the history of the Dahl Sheep coming to New Mexico with Francisco de Coronado, how the eight sheep came to be on the Bernalillo County seal, and the branding of BernCo Bernie.
On Jan. 1, 2019, five Bernalillo County officials were sworn in at the Hiland Theater. They are: Commissioner Debbie O'Malley, District 1; Commmissioner Charlene E. Pyskoty, District 5; Assessor Tanya R. Giddings; Probate Judge Cristy J. Carbon-Gaul; Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III.
Learn more about the annual BernCo Bernie Sheep Day & First Impression Youth Rodeo that took place at Dennison Park Rodeo Grounds in Bernalillo County's South Valley.
On Nov. 14, 2018, BernCo Commission Chair Steven Michael Quezada and the Bernalillo County Arts Board held a ribbon-cutting of “Vecinos,” a sculpture by Mark Horst and Working Classroom at Dolores Huerta Gateway Park. The profiles of the 10 South Valley citizens featured in the sculpture will be repainted in a different color scheme up to twice a year.
Bernalillo County is proud to kick off its 2018 United Way campaign. Watch the video to find out why our employees give.
Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy Bearce reminds property owners in Bernalillo County that the 1st half of their property taxes are due on November 10 and become delinquent after December 10. There are a variety of ways you can pay your bill.
The ABQ Indian Center has reached out to Bernalillo County to offer a 1.38 acre property it owns as a site for the county's first Tiny Home Village.
On Sept. 27, 2018, Bernalillo County held a community memorial service for unclaimed/indigent persons at Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale SE. The Bernalillo County General Services Division administers the Unclaimed/Indigent Cremation Program for deceased persons who have passed away within the geographical boundaries of the county.
The Behavioral Health Initiative touches people from all walks of life. This piece introduces you to three folks from different walks of life what are being helped by the Behavioral Health Initiative in Bernalillo County, NM. Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca and Behavioral Health Director, Katrina Hotrum talk about the issues and how the county is trying to make sure no one falls through the cracks.
Good news about Economic Development in Bernalillo County, specifically two new financial incentive tools—Local LEDA and GRIP. Find out more right here!
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  • Free open gym volleyball for ages 16+ at Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras. Every Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 6:15-8:15 and Saturday from 1:15-3:15 p.m. Call (505) 314-0240 for more info.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras
    Time:
    2/23/2019 1:15 PM - 2/23/2019 3:15 PM

  • Play, learn and explore with the entire family at Spring Family Fun Days at Bachechi Open Space! Each Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. come out for weekly crafts, outdoor activities and expiriments that will deep your discovery of the world. Each week will have a unique craft that you can take home, and the theme changes every month! Best of all, it's FREE! Call (505) 314-0420 for more information.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd NW
    Time:
    2/24/2019 12:00 PM - 2/24/2019 5:00 PM

  • The Senior Affairs Advisory Board shall advise the parties of the Joint Powers Agreement on matters pertaining to the needs, concerns and interests of older persons, and all other matters as they relate to the development and maintenance of a coordinated service system for older Americans. Please see attached agenda for this month.
    Location:
    Bear Canyon Senior Center, 4645 Pitt NE
    Time:
    2/25/2019 12:00 PM

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