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    Behavioral Health Services Expansion to Increase Services to Over 14,000 Residents

    The Department of Behavioral Health Services begins the start of construction for the $5 million CARE Campus expansion in southeast Albuquerque.
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    County Manager Eases Single-Use Plastic Bag Restrictions

    Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca is extending her order suspending the single-use plastic bag ban until she rescinds the order.
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    No-Cost COVID-19 Testing Available at Expo New Mexico

    The New Mexico Department of Health is conducting no cost coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for food service and other workers next week Monday through Saturday, at EXPO New Mexico. Appointments are required online in advance. Testing begins at 8 a.m. Monday, June 22. Enter Expo New Mexico through Gate 3 at San Pedro and Copper Ave. Follow the signs.

    Bernalillo County’s Department of Behavioral Health Services Earns Five National Achievement Awards

    Five DBHS programs have been recognized by the National Association of Counties.
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    Postponement of Implementation of Employee Wellness Act Benefits Employers and Workers

    The 90-day postponement of the Bernalillo County Employee Wellness Act will go before the Bernalillo County Commission on June 30 for public comment and a vote by commissioners.
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    County Manager Postpones Implementation of Employee Wellness Act Ordinance

    Due to the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca has postponed enactment of the Employee Wellness Act until Oct. 1, 2020.
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    BernCo Earns National Achievement Award for Supportive Aftercare Program

    The Department of Behavioral Health Services won an achievement award for innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.
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    County Invests in Regional Public Infrastructure Improvement Project

    Bernalillo County announced today a $6.5 million investment in a regional public infrastructure improvement project that will spur economic development in the emerging Upper Petroglyphs Industrial Park located near the intersection of I-40 and Atrisco Vista Blvd NW in the county’s southwest mesa. Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca made the announcement.
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    County Closures and Hour Changes As of May 15

    At the direction of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Bernalillo County is instituting partial office work schedules while continuing tele-working for employees whose positions allow and encouraging a stay-at-home posture.

    BernCo Commission Approves CARES Grant - County Distribution is $31.8 Million

    Bernalillo County commissioners approved and accepted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) grant from the federal government. CARES payments to states, local, and tribal governments are designed to offset the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    County Resolution and Ordinance Assign Powers

    Clarification regarding the civil emergency powers to the county manager granted by the county commissioners on March 17.
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    COVID-19 Is Not Stopping the Census

    The Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Census 2020 Complete Count Committee is working hard during the COVID-19 crisis as the 2020 Census count is moving forward.
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      • Free for adults 50+ every third Wednesday of the month! Book club participants collectively select the reading list, and all books and audios are on loan to participants. Call (505) 281-8003 or (505) 288-2507 for more information. Whispering Pines has a Lending Library. Seniors interested in borrowing a large print fiction book from the library can check one out for free. New titles are available every 2-3 months. Call (505) 281-8003 or (505) 288-2507 for more information.
        Whispering Pines Senior Center, 6 Lark Rd., Tijeras
        7/15/2020 12:30 PM - 7/15/2020 1:30 PM

      • Please be advised that the Bernalillo County Detention Facility Oversight Board will meet on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. In response to the governor’s declaration of a public health emergency and ban on large public gatherings, this meeting will be conducted through Microsoft Teams. This meeting is open to the public and constituents are encouraged to participate. Conference Phone Number: 1-505-225-7962 Conference ID Number: 910 436 676# Please see the attached agenda.
        7/15/2020 4:30 PM

      • Written- 5:00 p.m. @ BCSO Regional Training Academy (415 Tijeras NW) Physical- Approximately 7:00 PM @ Milne Stadium (1200 Hazeldine Ave. SE) REQUIRED ITEMS: 1.A state issued ID or military photo ID$50.00 cashier’s check or money order. (Fee waived for months of May & June 2020) 2.Business casual attire for written exam
        BCSO Regional Training Academy
        415 Tijeras Ave NW
        Albuquerque, NM
        7/15/2020 5:00 PM

      History of Bernalillo County

      History of Bernalillo County
      During the period of 1610 to 1680, New Mexico's historical archives reflect the Spanish dominance on indigenous populations of what we know today as New Mexico.

      The Manager’s Role

      The Manager’s Role
      The county manager is hired by the Board of County Commissioners to carry out policies and serve as the chief administrative officer of county government.

      Strategic Plan

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      Learn more about the county manager's strategic plan.
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