Community Services

The Bernalillo County Communication Services Department works with the Board of County Commissioners, other county elected officials, the county manager and all internal departments to develop and implement strategic communications plans that inform the general public about programs and services provided by Bernalillo County government.

This includes media relations, crisis communications and public education outreach.

Our responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement targeted public awareness campaigns to educate and inform a diverse county population.
  • Prepare content and disseminate information to the general public utilizing a variety of vehicles and venues to include: county website, social media, paid advertising, local media, internal video production, public meetings/events and printed materials.
  • Manage branding and messaging consistency by creating and reviewing various types of content produced for public dissemination.
  • Produce ceremonial award documents presented to the general public, such as proclamations and certificates of recognition.

Communication Services Director

Tia N. Bland

Address: One Civic Plaza, NW 
Albuquerque, NM  87102
​Phone: (505) 468-7026 
Email: tbland@bernco.gov 

Communication Services Team:

 

Tiffany Chamblee, Communication Services Coordinator, (505) 468-7438

Tracy Dingmann, Website Administrator, (505) 468-1276

Larry Gallegos, Communication Services Specialist, (505) 468-1273

Floyd E. Vasquez, Communication Services Specialist, (505) 250-7848

Tom Thorpe, Communication Services Administrator, (505) 314-0403

Terry Kelly, Web Content Editor, (505) 468-1275

Zacary Wilson-Fetrow, Clerical Specialist, (505) 468-1272

 

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  • In this workshop, we will use the ABQ Backyard Refuge Program (ABQ BRP) workbook and learn a myriad of ways the Bachechi Open Space might better support local plants and wildlife. Meet with the ABQ BRP team who will feature Bachechi Open Space as an example to demonstrate the first step in becoming a certified habitat – and in turn, be able to certify your own garden as a backyard refuge. Registration closes May 14.
    Time:
    5/15/2021 9:00 AM - 5/15/2021 10:30 AM

  • Join us May 21 - July 31 for a taste of local history through the outdoor exhibit along the agricultural fields on the grounds of Gutiérrez Hubbell House History & Cultural Center, a Bernalillo County Open Space located at 6029 Isleta Blvd SW. The exhibit invites visitors to explore the varied origins and paths to New Mexico of key elements in our local foods. We’ll examine Pueblo agricultural trade and innovation, the impact of Spanish colonization on local crops and foods, and the influence of changing technology on what ingredients are available to New Mexicans. The exhibit tells the story of how generations of farmers and cooks adopted, adapted, and embraced foods from around the globe to create the unique and recognizable flavors that New Mexicans treasure as our local culinary traditions. The exhibit is located outdoors along the agricultural fields, with ample spacing. Downloadable and print guides for self-led tours will be available for those who wish to explore the exhibit alone or with a small group. On-site parking is available dawn-to-dusk, 7 days a week. Check online for updates about free reservations for guided tours of the exhibit and Gutiérrez Hubbell House. Museum hours and tour availability subject to change, in compliance with covid-safe practices. The exhibit will be accompanied by programs provided either online or in hybrid forms that allow digital participation. All Bernalillo County Open Spaces are responding flexibly in the face of changing COVID-19 conditions and public health orders. We will share updated information on site-specific practices and restrictions on this page and recommend you check back before attending the exhibit. The museum and grounds are ADA compliant and NM-Safe Certified. As conditions and restrictions related to COVID-19 change, updated information can be found at both the exhibit website and https:/www.bernco.gov/coronavirus. You can also find the link to our video on Open Space outdoor etiquette during COVID-19 at these locations or on the BernCo YouTube channel. Please call 505-314-0400 for more information or to request accommodation.
    Location:
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House History and Cultural Center, 6029 Isleta SW
    Time:
    5/21/2021 12:00 AM - 7/31/2021 12:00 AM

  • Are you fascinated by the weather? Learn how to stay safe and be prepared. Join National Weather Service of Albuquerque Meteorologist who will teach the basics of severe local storms. This incredible two-hour workshop includes training about thunderstorms, flash floods, downburst winds, tornadoes, and more. This event is part of the volunteer SKYWARN weather spotters and volunteers training for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS). Registration closes May 21.
    Time:
    5/22/2021 9:00 AM - 5/22/2021 11:00 AM

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