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The county manager’s mission is to manage and coordinate all county government operations and other activities as specified by federal, state and local law, and as directed by the Board of County Commissioners in order to provide innovative, effective and fiscally responsible services to the people of Bernalillo County.


  • Serves as the County Canvassing Board (for elections) and the Board of Finance (for county funds)
  • Approves Bernalillo County’s annual operating budget, affirms property tax rates, and has the power to levy special taxes (gross receipts, hospital tax, road levies, gasoline tax, liquor excise tax, fire protection tax, and other)
  • Issues general obligation bonds after voter approval
  • 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
  • Approves zoning, land uses, and business regulations within their jurisdiction
  • Recognizes worthy citizen achievements and/or contributions to the community through proclamations and certificates

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