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    Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Commission (ABCGC)


    Intergovernmental Agreement

    Meeting Time/Location

    Meets on a regular basis. Please look below for commission and subcommittee meeting schedules.

    For the latest member information, please visit the Boards+ page on the Meeting Portal at the link below:

    ATTENTION: Starting from September 2016, all Boards and Commissions meeting times, agendas and minutes will now be found on the new Boards+ page of the Meeting Portal, which can be found at the link below. Past agendas and minutes on this page are retained for archival purposes.

    About ABCGC

    Bernalillo County participates in a joint City/County Commission made up of elected officials for the purpose of discussing topics of common interest, long-range goals, community needs and other items as requested by the respective bodies. The ABCGC makes recommendations to those bodies. The Chair of the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners appoints the four commissioners. The City Council President appoints the four city council members, subject to approval of the council; the Mayor also sits on this committee.The Chair of the ABCGC alternates each year beginning in January, between the city and the county. The ABCGC meets on a regular basis.  


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    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.

    They have recognized that their behavioral health care system is fragmented, difficult to navigate and lacking a full complement of care options, at times leading to no or insufficient treatment, and taken action to build a better safety net and more effectively deploy community resources.

    Officials and community members have taken important steps to address this situation, including voter approval of a gross-receipts tax in part to generate funding for care. This has led to creation of a business plan for a comprehensive system and continuum of complementary behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse) care, with oversight that coordinates services and funding streams. 

    On April 12, 2016, the Bernalillo County Commission approved a resolution that makes the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Government Commission (ABCGC) the group that will vet behavioral health projects and programs.

    The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Government Commission created four subcommittees that will be presented with recommendations on behavioral health services in four areas: Crisis Services, Community Supports, Housing, and Prevention, Intervention and Harm Reduction. The subcommittees, which include community representatives, will come up with the recommendations to present to the ABCGC for review and evaluation.

    Click on the links below for links to the subcommittee meeting schedules and agendas:

    Click here for Behavioral Health Subcommittee Guidelines

    Click here for comprehensive information about the Behavioral Health Initiative


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