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Julie Morgas Baca was unanimously chosen for Bernalillo County’s top executive job by the Bernalillo County Commission in September 2015.

With her collaborative, forward-thinking leadership style, Bernalillo County continues to grow and initiate programs vital to the needs of residents. As county manager, Julie Morgas Baca has overseen significant progress to provide better services in behavioral health, improved living conditions at the Metropolitan Detention Center, and working in concert with the County Commission, Bernalillo County government continues to invest in the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County business community.

Most recently, the county announced the expansion of the Atrisco Vista Corridor with the addition of an Amazon fulfillment center. This is also the area where FedEX chose to locate a ground transfer facility and down the road Ben E. Keith food distributors is constructing a new facility.

Through Morgas Baca’s guidance, other areas of county government are making progress. The 21-year-old McClendon class action lawsuit over living conditions at the Metropolitan Detention Center has now been settled and fulfilled. Inmates are now housed in a safe and modern facility that creates a rehabilitative environment. Additionally, Morgas Baca led the creation of the county Resource Re-entry Center which provides assistance to newly released inmates to secure housing, employment and other services that help them assimilate into society while reducing the rates of recidivism.

Bernalillo County is progressively leading the way with new and improved mental health, drug treatment and support services in the community. The county has partnered with other governments and nonprofits to take action to build a stronger safety net for people who need help, and better manage tax dollars that fund public safety and behavioral health initiatives.

Morgas Baca is dedicated to open government, transparency and proactive community relations. Under Morgas Baca’s leadership, the county has secured, and is currently renovating the county’s future headquarters at Alvarado Square, providing updated customer-facing technology to better serve constituents in the future.

Her administrative background includes a wealth of experience in public administration, public finance and budgeting, legislative relations, media relations, government employer/employee relations, intergovernmental/community relations and business/community relations.

From 1995 to 2003, Morgas Baca served as fiscal director of the Second Judicial District Court, where she oversaw a $40 million operating budget.

From 2004 to 2011, she worked for Bernalillo County government as deputy county manager for the Community Services Division. She was also president and CEO of the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation 2013-2015.

Morgas Baca holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. Morgas Baca was born in Tooele, Utah, a small town just outside of Salt Lake City. She was raised in El Paso, Texas and has three older brothers. She is married to former Chief District Court Judge Ted Baca and they have a daughter, Celina, who attends the University of New Mexico School of Law.

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    • The Bernalillo County Department of Public Works and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invite the Mountain View community to two public virtual meetings on Sept. 21 and Oct. 6 to give feedback on design ideas for two sites in the neighborhood. The designs aim to: *Mitigate Urban Heat Island *Create Public Park Space & Community Amenities *Enhance Pedestrian Safety *Improve Air and Water Quality *Manage Stormwater and Flooding The project, funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to support the Mountain View Community in developing its visions for renewed vitality and beautification of the community. Residents are invited to speak with landscape architects, experts in environmental restoration and redevelopment to help chart a course for improvements in Mountain View. These meetings are virtual forums to share ideas, promote discussion, and identify a vision which serves all of the Mountain View community. In order to socially distance, this event will be held via a Facebook Live event at: https://www.facebook.com/BernalilloCounty/ Para Español, 1-505-373-2994 Conference ID 601 962 956# You can provide comments at the meeting or through Survey Monkey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPCC2YR
      Location:
      Virtual - see link below
      Time:
      9/21/2020 6:00 PM

    • Please be advised that the Bernalillo County Code of Conduct Review Board will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 at 9 a.m. In response to the governor’s declaration of a public health emergency and ban on large public gatherings, this meeting will be conducted through Microsoft Teams. This meeting is open to the public and constituents are encouraged to participate. Dial-In: 1-505-225-7962 Conference ID: 987 870 477# See attached agenda.
      Location:
      Dial-In: 1-505-225-7962 Conference ID: 987 870 477#
      Time:
      9/22/2020 9:00 AM

    • The Bernalillo County Clerk's Office is joining with thousands of other election officials across the country to celebrate National Voter Registration Day, a civic holiday that aims to help all eligible voters participate in our democracy. The nonpartisan day of action will involve coordinated field, technology, and media efforts to register voters and raise awareness of state-specific registration policies, deadlines, and voting information.
      Location:
      Bernalillo County
      Time:
      9/22/2020 10:00 AM - 9/22/2020 2:00 PM

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