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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

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

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

 

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  • Learn basic English vocabulary and overview the parts of speech for free every Tuesday and Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. at the South Valley Multipurpose Center. Call (505) 468-7341 for more information.
    Location:
    South Valley Multipurpose Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW
    Time:
    4/7/2020 10:00 AM - 4/7/2020 11:30 AM

  • Art Along the Rio Grande: Experience Nature Through the Artists' Lens is a visual exploration of the ecological and cultural richness of the South Valley’s Valle de Oro Wildlife Refuge. The exhibit is a joint project of the Refuge, Gutiérrez Hubbell House, Friends of Valle de Oro, Hubbell House Alliance, and Bernalillo County Public Art. Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge is the Southwest’s first urban refuge, located in the South Valley, just a few miles south of downtown Albuquerque. The refuge is in the process of restoring a former dairy farm back to a mosaic of native New Mexico habitats in order to provide an oasis for wildlife as well as an abundance of education and recreation opportunities for the community. The exhibit showcases the work of local artists in diverse mediums. For the past 7 years, photographers of all ages and skill levels have been invited to participate in an annual photo contest hosted by the refuge, to capture images of the refuge's wildlife, landscapes and people. This exhibit will feature the winning images from the 2019 photo contest, highlighting the refuge this past year as it begins restoration. Sketches and images from the Fall 2019 field mural project featuring 5 women muralists will be on display at GHH. The murals can still be seen at the Refuge, while sketches, photos, and other works reflect the goals and processes of the artists. Artwork by local Artist Wren Walraven, will also be featured. Wren’s artwork content comes from her personal experiences with wildlife, her passion for those animals and the magical desert scenery. Join us in this celebration of the South Valley’s environmental beauty, creativity, and community connections.
    Location:
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW
    Time:
    4/7/2020 10:00 AM - 4/7/2020 2:00 PM

  • Subject to change due to gym availability.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras
    Time:
    4/7/2020 6:15 PM - 4/7/2020 8:15 PM

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