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Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative

Behavioral Health Initiative
Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico have committed themselves to improving residents’ lives and the public’s safety by strategically evaluating and enhancing resources for mental health and substance abuse treatment.

BernCo's Future Animal Care and Resource Center

Animal Shelter Rendering
Bernalillo County is building a new Animal Care and Resource Center 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

Public art
The Asian American Monument Committee announces a second round of finalists for the Asian American Monument Sculpture Competition that will be located on the west side of the Second Judicial District Courthouse at 400 Lomas Blvd., NW.
CMHS
Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins would like to invite all to her next monthly neighborhood luncheon on Wed., January 24 from noon to 1 p.m. at the McKinley Community Center, 3401 Monroe NE. This month’s guest speaker is Jackie Lance White, Captain - Albuquerque Fire Department.
Behavioral Health
Today the Behavioral Health Initiative announced an additional program that will play a major role in forming a continuum of behavioral health services in the Central New Mexico region.
neighborhood projects
The BernCo Neighborhood Outreach Grant Program awarded 12 grants totaling $27,060 to neighborhood associations for projects to engage, educate and beautify local communities.
blake
Blake Road will be temporarily closed to traffic from Coors Boulevard to the Arenal Canal beginning Tuesday, Jan. 16. The road closure is required to reconstruct a portion of the intersection and for storm drain improvements that are part of the Coors Boulevard and Blake Road Improvements Project.
fire engines
Bernalillo County marked the final purchase of replacement engines for the county with a ceremony at Bernalillo County Fire Department Station 31, located at 9819 2nd Street NW in Alameda, on Friday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m.
talbert
Commuters along Alameda Boulevard will experience less travel time thanks to the completion of the second phase of the Alameda Boulevard Adaptive Signal Project.
assessor veteran outreach
Join the Bernalillo County Assessor's Office on the third Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. of every month for a veteran's outreach session. The sessions will be held at the Assessor's Office at 501 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102.
Debbie O'Malley
The Bernalillo County Commission approved the minimum wage cost of living increase from $8.70 to $8.85 per hour. This wage increase affects employees who work within the unincorporated area of Bernalillo County, outside of the city limits. The increase will take effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

County Video

Bernalillo County has expanded its 12-year-old methadone program to include enrolling detainees not currently enrolled in the program and create a continuum of care when they are released to help save lives, reduce recidivism and reduce the revolving door syndrome affecting the facility and the community.
District 4 Commissioner Lonnie Talbert cuts the ribbon on the new Skyview Park on Nov. 2 in NW Bernalillo County.
The "Reels & Wheels: The Making of a Public Art Project" documentary follows the Reels and Wheels commission by the Arts Board and the design/build process by artist Howard Meehan and culminates with the dedication of the piece in front of the Hiland Theater on Central Avenue on historic Route 66.
Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins interviews Katrina Hotrum-Lopez, BernCo's Behavioral Health director, and Dr. Andrew Hsi, Director of the Institute for Resilience, Health and Justice, about the behavioral health programs currently in place and where we are headed in the near future.
Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy M. Bearce shows you how the Treasurer's Office collects and disperses your property taxes. She also answers some FAQ's on paying your property taxes. The first half of your tax payment is due on Nov. 10.
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