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Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners 

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NMSA 4-38-1


The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners consists of five elected members who are each limited to two, four-year terms. Each commissioner represents one of the county’s five districts. Commissioners are responsible to voters; however their duties are defined and controlled by state law.

  • Serves as the County Canvassing Board (for elections), Board of Finance (for county funds) and Zoning Board (for zoning approvals, hearings and appeals).
  • Has final authority for county government budget.
  • Affirm property tax rates and has the power to levy special taxes (gross receipts, hospital tax, road levies, gasoline tax, liquor excise tax, and other).
  • Issues general obligation bonds after voter approval.
  • Determines county appropriations and expenditures.
  • Passes ordinances and resolutions (local laws).
  • Develops joint projects and agreements with other government entities.
  • Makes appointments to various boards and commissions.
  • Creates fire districts and levies fire protection tax.
  • Establishes zoning and business regulations.

Current Membership

Representing Name 
District 1  Debbie O'Malley
District 2 Steven Michael Quezada
District 3 James Collie
District 4 (Chair) Lonnie Talbert
District 5 (Vice Chair) Charlene Pyskoty


Julie Anne Baca, Commission Administrator, (505) 468-7083


Board of County Commissioners News

Three or More Commissioners to Attend Memorial

12:02 PM

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending the memorial services of City Councilor Ken Sanchez as scheduled below.

  • Visitation: Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna NW
  • Final Visitation: Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 from noon – 1 p.m. at the Kiva Auditorium, 401 2nd St. NW
  • Mass: Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Kiva Auditorium, 401 2nd St. NW.
  • Entombment to follow Mass at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd. NE.

No action will be taken by the commissioners during this time.

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