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
Mayor Richard J. Berry announced today that his administration reached an agreement with the Albuquerque Police Officers Association that will save taxpayers $1 million a year and allow all current police officers to take their cars home.
Mayor Richard J. Berry presented his priority legislation for the 2011 New Mexico Legislative Session to NM State Legislators who represent areas around the Rio Grande Central Corridor today. The following bills and initiatives are ones that Mayor Berry’s team will lobby, follow, and champion.
Three-step plan identifies 75 needy residents, provides housing, and engages non-profit community.
Mayor Richard J. Berry and Public Safety Director Darren White are teaming up with the local Marine Corps to help find toys for 8,000 children who could go without a Christmas gift this year.