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BernCo Commission Proclaims March 31, 2018, as Cesar Chavez Day

At its March 27 administrative meeting, the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners proclaimed March 31, 2018, as César Chávez Day and encouraged all Bernalillo County residents to serve the community in his name and live by his vision for equality and dignity through non-violence.
cesar chavez day proclamation

Commissioner O’Malley Elected Vice Chair of the ABCGC

On March 22, the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Government Commission (ABCGC) elected Commissioner Debbie O’Malley to serve as its vice chair for the 2018 calendar year.
o'malley elected vice chair of abcgc

BernCo to Rename North Valley Library after Rudolfo Anaya

Bernalillo County and the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library are renaming the North Valley Library after local Chicano literature icon Rudolfo Anaya.
north valley library renaming

Local Business Gets LEDA Grant

The County Commission approved to act as the fiscal agent for a state-issued Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) grant appropriating $550,000 to Vitality Works Inc.
grant awarded to local company

Major Workforce Housing Development Opens

The latest housing project, a $19.4 million, 240-unit apartment complex, built using county authorized Project Revenue Bonds, (PRB) opened on Albuquerque’s West Side.
housing unit opens

Local Business to Expand Using Industrial Revenue Bonds

The Bernalillo County Commission has approved $7 million in industrial revenue bonds (IRB) for New Mexico owned and operated Vitality Works. Vitality Works plans to expand its manufacturing plant, administrative facilities and laboratories located at 8500 Bluewater Rd., NW.

BernCo Board Recognizes Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico CEO Melody Wattenbarger

The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners conveyed its sincere gratitude to Melody Wattenbarger for her tireless and selfless contributions to the citizens of Bernalillo County and all of the great State of New Mexico as she retires as CEO and president of Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico.
Melody Wattenbarger

BernCo Commission Honors MLK Muliticultural Council Founder Jewel Hall

The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners recognizes Jewel L. Hall for her dedication to the Bernalillo County community, as co-founder of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Council and champion for access to education and a just society, and wishes her the best in her post-retirement endeavors.
jewel hall

BernCo Commission Takes Action Against Drug Companies

The Bernalillo County Commission has voted to sue pharmaceutical companies that manufacture and distribute addictive prescription opioid pain medications. The lawsuit will seek changes in marketing and prescription practices as well as compensation for increased costs to Bernalillo County taxpayers.
prescription drugs

Take A Ride on Us

BernCo and partners announced a new program called Take a Ride On Us where patrons can contact Uber for a safe ride to or from a drinking establishment and the program will pay for the first $10 of the ride.
Uber press conference

BernCo Bernie Debuts Second Book

BernCo Bernie’s second book, The Adventures of BernCo Bernie – Another Day to Play made its debut at a book premiere event held at the historic Hiland Theater March 12. Children who attended the red carpet event had successfully completed BernCo Bernie’s reading challenge held in February.
BernCo Bernie book premiere event

Fire Department Showcases New Fire Engine in the Village of Los Ranchos with Push-in Ceremony

The county Fire Department and the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque unveiled a new fire engine at Bernalillo County Fire Department (BCFD) Station 30 on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
New fire truck

Tiny Home Village

Learn more about the proposed Tiny Home Village for the homeless.
Tiny Home Village
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