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County Continues Free Mask Give-a-way on Friday, May 29

Free washable/reusable material facemasks, in adult and child sizes, will be available at eight county facility locations on Friday, May 29 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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County Invests in Regional Public Infrastructure Improvement Project

Bernalillo County announced today a $6.5 million investment in a regional public infrastructure improvement project that will spur economic development in the emerging Upper Petroglyphs Industrial Park located near the intersection of I-40 and Atrisco Vista Blvd NW in the county’s southwest mesa. Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca made the announcement.
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County Closures and Hour Changes As of May 15

At the direction of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Bernalillo County is instituting partial office work schedules while continuing tele-working for employees whose positions allow and encouraging a stay-at-home posture.

Awards of Excellence: Innovation at Work Award

BernCo BHI has been awarded the National Council for Behavioral Health (NATCON) Innovation Award.
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BernCo Provides Non-potable Water to Residents Outside of Gallup

The county delivered a 5,000-gallon tanker of non-potable water to Red Rock State Park near Gallup on Tuesday, May 5.
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BernCo Commission Approves CARES Grant - County Distribution is $31.8 Million

Bernalillo County commissioners approved and accepted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) grant from the federal government. CARES payments to states, local, and tribal governments are designed to offset the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

BernCo Commission Approves New MDC Chief

Bernalillo County Commissioners concur with County Manager Julie Morgas Baca’s choice of Greg Richardson as the new chief of the Metropolitan Detention Center – effective May 10.
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County Commission Approves New Biennial Budget

Bernalillo County commissioners have approved biennial funding for fiscal year 2021and 2022. The new two-year budget cycle begins July 1, 2020 and ends June 30, 2022.
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BernCo Provides Non-potable Water to Residents of To'hajiilee

Residents of the Navajo community To'hajiilee are able to water crops and provide drinking water for animals because of a water tank Bernalillo County provided.

BernCo Produces Shopper Safety Bulletin Shopper Guidance for COVID-19

Bernalillo County has produced an instructional shopper safety bulletin outlining best behaviors and social distancing for shoppers, to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
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Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Residents Get Counted

Residents in the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Census 2020 count have topped 41% in response to the Census 2020 questionnaire.

BernCo Eases Single-Use Plastic Bag Restrictions

Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca has issued an order suspending the single-use plastic bag ban for 60-days.
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BernCo Produces Video, Guidance on Social Distancing During COVID-19

Bernalillo County has produced an instructional video for residents to learn best behaviors and guidance for social distancing, to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community.
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BernCo, CABQ Provide COVID-19 Guidance to Grocery Stores

Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque are providing informative resources and guidance to local grocery stores on safe operation and minimizing the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. The resources explain the symptoms of COVID-19, how to prevent the spread of illness and outline best practices for grocery stores operators and customers.

BernCo and Partners Lead Major Efforts to Help and Serve the Community

BernCo in collaboration with private business partners, generous individual citizens, and the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department continue to help and serve the community in the midst of this historic health crisis. On-going food and household goods donation drives, grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals, and boxes of food for families are happening right now.

County Resolution and Ordinance Assign Powers

Clarification regarding the civil emergency powers to the county manager granted by the county commissioners on March 17.
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COVID-19 Is Not Stopping the Census

The Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Census 2020 Complete Count Committee is working hard during the COVID-19 crisis as the 2020 Census count is moving forward.
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County Urging “Calm Concern” With Regard to COVID-19 Virus

BernCo Manager Julie Morgas Baca is asking the community to be alert, take the necessary safety precautions, and follow the CDC guidelines with regard to the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus), while exercising “Calm Concern.”

BernCo Commission Agrees to Partner with UNM Health Sciences Center to Build Crisis Triage Center

With this agreement, $20 million from Behavioral Health tax funds will go toward this project and UNM HSC will match the dedicated funding with $20 million for capital investment in the project.
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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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