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 Berry discusses Albuquerque's balanced FY11 budget and its notable lack of any tax increases.
Mayor Berry: "Drinking and driving is a serious problem, and we want employees and the public to know that DWI has serious consequences at the City of Albuquerque."
Mayor Richard J. Berry submitted a proposal to Governor Bill Richardson’s Administration Wednesday asking that $1 million in stimulus money that was requested to be spent on a new fire station be used to buy air packs for firefighters or two new fire trucks.
Mayor Berry looks forward to working with City Council to reform and create comprehensive impact fees legislation.