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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

open burning ban
The fire danger across Bernalillo County is expected to be very high due to extreme drought with the fire season starting earlier than normal. So the BernCo Commission voted on April 10, 2018, to ban the use of open fires, campfires, and smoking in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County for the next 180 days.
district 22 nominee
The Bernalillo County Board of County Commissioners has chosen its candidate to propose to Governor Susana Martinez to fill the vacant District 22 seat of the New Mexico House of Representatives. Three individuals submitted applications to the commissioners for consideration, and the BerCo Commission by a vote of 2 to 1 chose local business owner, Merritt Hamilton Allen.
state basketball champs honored
At its administrative meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners congratulated and honored the Atrisco Heritage Academy boys basketball team and coaching staff for winning the 2018 New Mexico Activities Association 6A Boys Basketball State Championship
employees of the quarter
On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, Certificates of Recognition were awarded to Employees of the Quarter (3rd Quarter FY 2018) and presented by County Manager Julie Morgas Baca. The Employee Recognition Committee presented seven employees to the Board of Commissioners to receive the recognition of Employee of the Quarter.
public works recognized
The BernCo Board of Commissioners acknowledged the BernCo Public Works Division at its meeting on Tuesday, April 24. The Public Works Division received two Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies New Mexico. These awards are presented annually to recognize engineering achievement and to demonstrate the highest degree of merit and ingenuity.
precription drug take-back day
At its meeting on April 10, the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners recognized Saturday, April 28, 2018, as Drug Take-Back Day in Bernalillo County and encourages everyone to drop off their unused medicines between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
new online vendor tool
The Bernalillo County General Services Division has developed a new self-service online tool that will help vendors navigate the accounts payable process.
bernco program wins state award
The Bernalillo County T3on3N basketball program has been honored as the state youth program of the year by the New Mexico Recreation and Parks Association (NMRPA).
child abuse prevention month
At its meeting on April 10, the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners hereby recognized April 2018 as Child Abuse Prevention Month and called upon all citizens to increase their participation and support of the community’s efforts to keep children safe, happy, and healthy.
national county government month
Test your BernCo knowledge during National County Government Month. Check back each week in April for some trivia you might not realize about Bernalillo County!
great american cleanup
The community is invited to help keep Bernalillo County beautiful by being a part of the Great American Cleanup happening most weekends in April, and May. Everyone can participate and can adopt a location in the community to do a cleanup.
notice of value
Bernalillo County Assessor Tanya R. Giddings announces that the Assessors’ Office will send out 264,987 real property 2018 notices of value (NOV), including manufactured homes, to all property owners beginning March 29, informing them of their net taxable value of their property as of Jan.1, 2018.
carlito springs closed
Carlito Springs Open Space is closed until further notice for renovations. The project will involve improvements to the road leading to the spring, a potable water system, fire suppression and wastewater disposal system at the structures located at the spring along with a forest health plan.
road construction begins
Construction on the Second Street Southwest Corridor Improvement Project is now underway. It is expected to be complete by the end of November 2018.
Blake Road to the west of the Coors Boulevard and Blake Road intersection will be temporarily closed to traffic in both westbound and eastbound directions beginning Wednesday, Jan. 31.
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.

County Video

Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy Bearce expains the different ways property owners can pay the second half of their property tax, which is due by April 10.
Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III wants you to know that it is against the law for telemarketers to call you and ask for payment by money transfer services, pre-paid debit card or cash re-load cards or by electronic checks. Please watch this video to learn about a common telemarketing scam.
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.
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  • Pickleball offered Monday through Friday at the Los Vecinos Community Center. For more information, call (505) 314-0240.
    478 NM-333, Tijeras
    4/26/2018 9:00 AM - 4/26/2018 12:00 PM

  • The County Development Review Board meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month, 9 a.m., 111 Union Square St. SE, 87102, First Floor Conference Room.
    111 Union Square St. SE, 87102, First Floor Conference Room
    4/26/2018 9:00 AM

  • The Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office Bureau of Elections conducts Third Party Registration Agent Training for individuals or groups wishing to register potential voters or assist a voter in changes to their voter registration record. Third Party Agents are individuals who solicit and provide assistance to another person in the completion of a Voter Registration Form. Third Party Agents help fulfill an important role as partners in our outreach effort.
    West Bluff Shopping Center, 5201 Ouray Rd NW, Suite D-2, Albuquerque 87120
    4/26/2018 2:00 PM - 4/26/2018 3:30 PM

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