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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 Meeting

    10:05 AM

    Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending a virtual meeting for the Homeless Coordinating Council on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at 9 a.m.

    The meeting is available via Zoom at


    Dial In: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799

    Passcode: 918 6212 2122

    International numbers available: https://cabq.zoom.us/u/abaQZba1Od

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

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