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
Request for Proposals
The City of Albuquerque, Department of Family and Community Services has issued a request for proposal to provide (1) Support Services for the Persons Experiencing Homelessness, (2) Crisis Services to Children who have been Abused, Neglected, and Abandoned, (3) Food Distribution Services to Persons Experiencing Homelessness and/or of Low to Moderate Income, (4) Prevent and Reduce Youth Participation in Gangs (5) Provide direct services to the Urban Native American Indian Population, and (6) School-Based Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment Services for Middle School-Age Youth.
Complete copies of the Request for Proposals packets will be available beginning Monday, October 10, 2016, through Wednesday, October 19, 2016, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., at the City of Albuquerque, Department of Family and Community Services, 5th floor, Room 504, Old City Hall, One Civic Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87102. The RFP can also be accessed on the Department’s website.
There will be a mandatory pre-proposal meeting on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. for entities interested in submitting proposals in response to this solicitation. The City will hold all meetings concerning the Request for Proposals in the City Council Committee Room, 9th floor, New City Hall, One Civic Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
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
- Klarissa Peña, Chair, Councilor, District 3
- Debbie O’Malley, Vice-Chair, Commissioner, District 1
- Ken Sanchez, Councilor, District 1
- Art De La Cruz, Commissioner, District 2
- Isaac Benton, Councilor, District 2
- Lonnie C. Talbert, Commissioner, District 4
- Wayne A. Johnson, Commissioner, District 5
- Trudy E. Jones, Councilor, District 8
- Mayor Richard J. Berry