COMMUNITY PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
Director: Maria G. C. Rinaldi
It is the mission of the Community Development Department to improve the quality of life of Bernalillo residents through the planning and development of municipal infrastructure and public amenities while maintaining the cultural character of the historic community.
The Community Development Department seeks to fulfill the department's mission by administering community and economic development programs, capital projects planning, development and construction, and by directing policy related to land use, transportation, and growth management.
The Department is responsible for the Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP), grants and program management related to all water and wastewater facilities and systems, public facilities such as administrative buildings and libraries, parks and community centers, and cultural activities such as Las Fiestas de San Lorenzo and the New Mexico Wine Festival.
The Department also houses the "Main Street Program." The Town of Bernalillo "Main Street Program" is a certified program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. The Bernalillo program has received national and statewide recognition and awards for economic development projects, preservation programs and projects, and for the Town's Main Street Overlay Ordinance and Design Guidelines.
Divisions within the office of Community Planning and Development
- Library Services: Library Director
- Parks: Randy Maestas, Parks Director
- Youth Conservation Corps: Jesus Valdez, Crew Leader
Vince Grindle, Crew Leader
Community Planning and Development Staff
Youth Conservation Corps