It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Town of Bernalillo website. Our community has a rich history dating back hundreds of years. We welcome the future with open arms, but strive to strike a balance between our storied past and the opportunities of the future. We are proud of our cultural traditions, such as the Fiestas de San Lorenzo, celebrated with a centuries old religious dance-drama, Los Matachines. We are physically situated between Albuquerque and Santa Fe in perhaps the most scenic location in the middle Rio Grande Valley. If any phrase accurately describes us it is diversity. Many of our families trace their roots to the first Spanish Conquistadores, others to Native Americans who have inhabited the area well before the appearance of Europeans, and others are more recent additions to the wonderful "tossed salad" that is Bernalillo. Regardless of our roots, we share a common love of our community.
Our town is blessed with an abundance of talent and opportunities. Many citizens work hard to serve their community. Whether one chooses to run for elected office, to serve on a citizen volunteer committee, to coach youth sports, or to assist in any volunteer capacity. I urge you to help us become a better place to live by serving in any fashion that fits your skills and time. Contact us if you would like to join the hundreds who are currently active.
We have many issues that face our Town as well as many opportunities. With the active participation of our community I am confident that we will manage the opportunities before us so that the future for our children and grandchildren will be even brighter than our illustrious past.
Mayor Jack Torres