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Thanksgiving Weekend Uber Rides Available Through “Take a Ride on Us” Program

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (ENDWI), the Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services, Uber, Premier Distributing, Budweiser Drink Wiser, and Cumulus Media Albuquerque, will once again be offering a safe ride option for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The “Take a Ride on Us” program offers Albuquerque Metro residents the opportunity to take advantage of a safe ride option to avoid driving under the influence during the Thanksgiving holiday in which high alcohol consumption is common.
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County Commission Supports Adding Albuquerque Public School District to Intergovernmental Commission

The County Commission voted to support an amendment to the Albuquerque/ Bernalillo County Government Commission intergovernmental agreement to include Albuquerque Public Schools as part of its membership.
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County Commission Approves Raises for Elected Officials

County Commissioners and other elected officials will be getting a bump in their salaries beginning in January of 2019.
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2018 Bernalillo County Bond Committee Recognized by County Manager

The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners along with the county manager would like to recognize the 2018 Bernalillo County Bond Committee for their hard work and dedication to the citizens of Bernalillo County.
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BernCo Passes Minimum Wage Increase

The Bernalillo County Commission approved the minimum wage cost of living increase from $8.85 to $9.05 per hour. This wage increase affects employees who work within the unincorporated area of Bernalillo County, outside of the city limits.
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Dr. William B. Pratt Appointed to Fill District 27 Legislative Seat

The Bernalillo County Board of County Commissioners has appointed Dr. William B. Pratt to fill the District 27 seat of the New Mexico House of Representatives.
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BernCo Honors Employees of the Quarter for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2019

The Employee Recognition Committee presents seven employees to the Board of Commissioners to receive the recognition of Employee of the Quarter. Each person selected received the highest ranking in their division.

BernCo Board, Manager Honor Emergency Manager Richard Clark

The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners, along with County Manager Julie Morgas Baca, would like to acknowledge and congratulate BernCo’s Richard Clark for being named Emergency Manager of the Year by the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
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Commission Extends County Manager Contract

The Board of County Commissioners has extended the employment contract of County Manager Julie Morgas Baca.
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County Commission Approves New AFSCME 18, Local 1461 Blue Collar Union Contract

The Bernalillo County Commission approved a new contract with the Association of Federal, State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the union representing Bernalillo County’s blue collar employees (AFSCME 18, Local 1461 Blue Collar).
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County Commission Approves New Bernalillo County Fire Department Union Contract

The Bernalillo County Commission has approved a new contract with the Albuquerque Area Firefighters Local 244, Bernalillo County chapter. The agreement includes pay increases of 3 percent in fiscal year 2019 and 3 percent in fiscal year 2020. Also included in the agreement is a one-time payout of $1,000 to every union member.
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Bernalillo County Earns Triple-A Bond Ratings

Bernalillo County has again kept its triple-A ratings on its general obligation bonds, the highest possible given by Moody’s, Fitch and Standard and Poor’s, the nation’s top three credit rating agencies.
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Newest Behavioral Health Initiative Program Aims to Prevent Youth Homelessness

On May 10 BernCo announced the Behavioral Health Initiative’s [BHI] latest program- Youth Transitional Living Services [YTLS]. Bernalillo County presented New Day, YDI, Casa Q, and Serenity Mesa with a ‘big check’ for $800,000 to incorporate the program into their operations.
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County Commission Approves Biennial Budget

The Bernalillo County Commission approved the county biennial budget for fiscal years 2019 and 2020 at its administrative meeting on April 10, 2018.
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After Five Years, County Employees Receive 3 Percent Cost of Living Increase

After a five-year span with no salary increases, Bernalillo County is now able to offer pay increases to its non-union employees. County Manager Julie Morgas Baca has announced that all non-union county employees will receive a 3 percent cost of living allowance and a one-time payout of $1,000.
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  • Are you up for ceramics? Join us every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Paradise Hills Community Center Annex for ceramics! You must bring your own supplies and there is a $16 monthly fee.
    Location:
    Paradise Hills Community Center Annex, 6001 Paradise Blvd. NW
    Time:
    11/20/2018 9:00 AM - 11/20/2018 1:00 PM

  • Los Vecinos Community Center is the site of Rockin' Violin Lessons on Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. Classes are $20 per month. Questions? call (505) 314-0240. Participants who don't have their own violins will be given the option to rent one.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras
    Time:
    11/20/2018 5:00 PM - 1/10/2019 6:00 PM

  • Time:
    11/22/2018 12:00 AM

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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