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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

Catherine Lopez, Communication Services Specialist, (505) 224-1641

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

Candace Hopkins, Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) Public Information Specialist, (505) 839-8703

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

Zacary Wilson-Fetrow, Communication Services Intern, (505) 468-1272

 

Bernalillo County News Release Archive

 

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Latest News
  • The summer edition of Poetry Through The Seasons is set for Wednesday, July 17 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Bachechi Open Space in the North Valley. The course, led by poets and instructors Cynthia Gra...

  • County Commissioners approved the lease and operating agreements with the Albuquerque Indian Center for the Tiny Home Village. The agreement approvals bring the transitional housing project one-step ...

  • Registration for artisans, value-added producers/growers, food trucks, and both amateur and professional cooks for the “chicharron challenge” is now open for the Fourth Annual Bosque Chile Festival. ...

Community Services
  • Play, learn and explore with the entire family at Summer Family Fun Days at Bachechi Open Space! Each Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. come out for weekly crafts, outdoor activities and experiments that will deepen your discovery of the world. Each week will have a unique craft that you can take home, and the theme changes every month! Best of all, it's FREE! Call (505) 314-0420 for more information.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    7/21/2019 12:00 PM - 7/21/2019 5:00 PM

  • Kids ages 11-14 are invited to a camp in at Los Vecinos Community Center the night of July 26. Dinner, snacks and breakfast will be provided. The cost is $15, but a potential field trip will have an additional cash-only fee. Participants are welcome to bring their own snacks and games for a fun night! Call (505) 314-0240 for more info!
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras
    Time:
    7/26/2019 6:00 PM - 7/27/2019 8:00 AM

  • Youth ages 11-19 are invited to participate in our free Teen 3-on-3 basketball program every Friday night from 7-10 June 14 through Aug. 9. Dinner will be served before each event at 6 p.m. with a mandatory life skills workshop at 6:30. Registration begins May 13. For more details contact Ashley Gutierrez at (505) 314-0465.
    Location:
    Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd. SW
    Time:
    7/26/2019 7:00 PM - 7/26/2019 10:00 PM

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