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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

Candace Hopkins, Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) Public Information Specialist, (505) 839-8703

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

Zacary Wilson-Fetrow, Communication Services Intern, (505) 468-1272

 

Bernalillo County News Release Archive

 

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  • Experience the 1800s along El Camino Real through living history reenactments and interactions, a blacksmith, horno baking and even adobe-making. Plan to attend the El Camino Real Trade Fair happe...

  • On Friday, Sept. 28 beginning at 5 p.m., Bernalillo County Open Space is celebrating its 20th year with a special event at Bachechi Open Space. In June 2018, a notice was sent out looking for artists...

  • Bernalillo County will mark the 20th anniversary of its Open Space program on Friday, Sept. 28, at the Bachechi Open Space property. An outdoor evening of art, culture and open space will begin at...

Community Services
  • Tweens and teens ages 11-17 are invited to spend their Friday nights with us at Los Vecinos Community Center! Enjoy video games, open gym, cooking, field trips and more! This is a free program, but field trips will require an extra fee. Call (505) 314-0240 for more information.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 1/2 Old Hwy. 66, Tijeras
    Time:
    10/19/2018 6:00 PM - 10/19/2018 10:30 PM

  • Presenter: Deborah Blanche, NM Humanities Council Learn about the life of photographer Laura Gilpin as performer Deborah Blanche assumes her character. Meet Miss Gilpin in 1954, then a well-known resident of Santa Fe. She narrates a slide show, which includes images from her book "The Enduring Navajo." She answers questions and tells numerous behind-the-camera stories about her life and work. This event is free, but registration is required by clicking the link below.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    10/19/2018 6:30 PM - 10/19/2018 8:00 PM

  • Presenter: Deborah Blanche, NM Humanities Council Learn about the life of photographer Laura Gilpin as performer Deborah Blanche assumes her character. Meet Miss Gilpin in 1954, then a well-known resident of Santa Fe. She narrates a slide show, which includes images from her book "The Enduring Navajo." She answers questions and tells numerous behind-the-camera stories about her life and work. This event is free, but registration is required by clicking the link below.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    10/19/2018 6:30 PM - 10/19/2018 8:00 PM

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