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BernCo Commission Elects New Chair and Vice Chair

01/15/2020
8:28 AM
Tom Thorpe, O (505) 314-0403, C (505) 414-0485 - tthorpe@bernco.gov

Bernalillo County – District 4 Commissioner Lonnie Talbert is the new chair of the Bernalillo County Commission.

District 5 Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty is the new vice chair.

Talbert and Pyskoty will serve in their respective leadership capacities for the 2020 calendar year.

County Rules of Procedure say that the County Commission must select a chair and vice chair during its first regular meeting in January.

During 2019, District 3 Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins served as chair and District 1 Commissioner Debbie O’Malley served as vice chair.

Talbert was elected on a 3 to 2 vote with Commissioners O’Malley and Collie against.

Pyskoty was elected on a 4 to 1 vote with Commissioner O’Malley voting against.

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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 676,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county. Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff, and treasurer.

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