Information about Mayor Richard J. Berry.
Mayor Richard J. Berry was sworn into office on December 1st, 2009. Prior to serving as Albuquerque's chief executive officer, he was twice elected to the New Mexico Legislature.
Mayor Berry is also an accomplished business entrepreneur with over two decades of experience in New Mexico and throughout the Southwest United States. He earned his degree in finance and administration at the University of New Mexico and was a letterman on the Lobo track and field team, specializing in the decathlon.
Since his election in late 2009, Mayor Berry has successfully worked to drop the crime rate in Albuquerque to some of the lowest levels in 20 years and has brought the City to the national forefront for transparency and accountability.
He has cut the size of local Government while keeping city employees on the job and services to the community intact. He has accomplished this without raising taxes and has consistently worked to provide value for taxpayers.
Mayor Berry is listening and wants to hear from you.
News from the Mayor's Office
For the first time since purchasing the historic Rail Yards site south of downtown in 2007, the City of Albuquerque will be inviting the general public onto the property this Saturday, December 1, as part of the process to develop a Master Plan for the site.
New impact fee structure to help streamline the process for businesses and residents
Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized Sergeant Charles Poole and Officer James Demsich for their roles in apprehending a prisoner before he fled the Prisoner Transport Center.
Weed and Litter Crew Collect More Than 300,000 lbs. of Trash Annually