District 5

DWI Planning Council Seeks New Member

Bernalillo County is soliciting applications to fill a vacancy on the DWI Planning Council.

County Commission Votes to Ban Open Burning in Unincorporated Bernalillo County

Current severe drought conditions create need for ban, which includes open fires, campfires, and smoking.

Bernalillo County Launches Behavioral Health Community Engagement Teams Working with the Community to Address Behavioral Health

Community engagement teams will help individuals and their families cope with the effects of living with mental illness and substance use disorders in the comfort and familiarity of their homes and communities.

Commission Chair Gets First Lady’s Attention on Shortage of Mental Health Professionals

Commissioner Pyskoty met First Lady Jill Biden upon her arrival in Albuquerque and began a dialogue about the shortage of mental health professionals and how to bring more providers into the workforce.

BernCo Offers COVID-19 Donation Opportunity

Bernalillo County continues to accept donations in a special account through the Bernalillo County quality of life fund which allows donors to contribute to a program that offers families experiencing homelessness temporary hotel housing.

Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty Supports the Office of the State Engineer’s Order to Close the Sandia Basin to New Water Rights Applications

Effective immediately, the Office of the State Engineer today announced a closure order that prohibits applications for new water rights throughout the Sandia Basin and in areas immediately north of the Sandia Basin and within Sandoval County.

Commissioners Accept Grant to Assist County Renters

The target date that Bernalillo County will begin taking applications is March 1.
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Commission Declares Support for East Mountain Broadband Expansion

BernCo Commissioners approved an administrative resolution committing that BernCo will do everything it can to catalyze broadband service improvements and expansion.
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BernCo Establishes Public Fund for Hotel Vouchers

These vouchers will help families with school age children experiencing homelessness as a result of COVID-19.
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Commission Chair Charlene Pyskoty Announces East Mountain Broadband FAQ and Email Service

Broadband FAQ and email subscription system available for East Mountain residents to stay up to date.
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BernCo, Albuquerque and the ABCWA have joined together to give a 5% preference to businesses that have no pay gap between male and female employees.
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Commission Chair Charlene Pyskoty Focused on Expanding Broadband Service in East Mountains

Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty is focused on addressing the unique challenges of bringing expanded broadband internet services to the East Mountains within Bernalillo County, which includes the Village of Tijeras. Broadband speed and reliability have long been a concern of area residents, but the issue has become urgent with the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency as households use multiple devices to perform work and attend school online.

BernCo Commission Elects New Chair and Vice Chair for 2021

District 5 Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty is the new chair of the Bernalillo County Commission. District 2 Commissioner Steven Michael Quezada is the new vice chair.

BernCo Road Crews Prepared for Winter Weather

During inclement weather, BernCo road crews closely watch weather reports and stay on standby, poised for action. BernCo road crews are on-call during this winter storm.
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Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty - Behavioral Health TownHall

You can now view the town hall on the status and progress of the Behavioral Health Initiative that Commissioner Pyskoty hosted on Sept. 16 earlier this year.
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Gun Safety and Respect for Property Urged in East Mountains

Residents of the East Mountain area of Bernalillo County are reporting an increase in illegal shooting, according to Bernalillo County District 5 Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty.In response, Commissioner Pyskoty is urging those who want to discharge firearms in the county to be careful and respectful around residents’ property and livestock.

BernCo Commission Approves Construction Project at Carlito Springs

Bernalillo County commissioners have approved $1.4 million for phase two of construction at Carlito Springs in the East Mountains.
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