Albuquerque Bernalillo County Government Commission
The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Government Commission (ABCGC) is a joint City/County Commission made up of elected officials for the purpose of discussing topics of common interest, long-range goals, community needs and other items as requested by the respective bodies. The ABCGC makes recommendations to those bodies. The Council President appoints the 4 Council members, subject to approval of the Council; the Mayor also sits on this committee. The Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners appoints the 4 County Commission members. The Chair of the ABCGC alternates each year beginning in January, between the City and the County. The ABCGC meets on a regular basis.
Behavioral Health Initiative
Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico have committed themselves to improving residents’ lives and the public’s safety by strategically evaluating and enhancing resources for mental health and substance abuse treatment.
They have recognized that their behavioral health care system is fragmented, difficult to navigate and lacking a full complement of care options, at times leading to no or insufficient treatment, and taken action to build a better safety net and more effectively deploy community resources.
Officials and community members have taken important steps to address this situation, including voter approval of a gross-receipts tax in part to generate funding for care. This has led to creation of a business plan for a comprehensive system and continuum of complementary behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse) care, with oversight that coordinates services and funding streams.
Read more at Bernalillo County's Behavioral Health Initiative webpage.
Albuquerque Bernalillo County Government Commission Members
The joint City-County Commission overseeing the Behavioral Health Initiative is called the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Government Commission. ABCGC membership includes City Council and County Commissioner representation and addresses matters that impact both municipalities. The ABCGC is where proposed project recommendations are vetted for approval consideration by the Commission or Council.
- Steven Michael Quezada, Chair, Commissioner, District 2
- Isaac Benton, Vice Chair, Councilor, District 2
- Ken Sanchez, Councilor, District 1
- Klarissa Peña, Councilor, District 3
- Debbie O’Malley, Commissioner, District 1
- Lonnie C. Talbert, Commissioner, District 4
- Maggie Hart Stebbins, Commissioner, District 5
- Trudy E. Jones, Councilor, District 8
- Mayor Richard J. Berry