Community Meeting to Update Raymond G. Sanchez Master Plan

The Bernalillo County Parks Recreation & Open Space Department and the University of New Mexico will host a community meeting Wednesday, March 13, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to provide input on community needs and discuss possible community center upgrades and improvements.

Based on the input from the meeting, the county will begin a process to update the master plan for the facility and seek funding.

Comments and suggestions can also be sent to county planner John Barney at, or by calling (505) 314-0404.


Community Meeting on Sandia Ranch Property Feb. 13

Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation Department is holding a meeting at the Sheriff’s North Area Command Cenr (600 4th St. NW) at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The purpose is to discuss plans for the Sandia Ranch property on North Edith Street.

The county is asking for input and feedback on potential future uses for the property. Comments and suggestions can also be sent to county planner John Barney at or by calling (505) 314-0404.

Legislative Town Hall Meeting on Jan. 31

Sen. Bill O'Neill

Sen. Bill O’Neill

Rep. Day Hochman-Vigil

Rep. Day Hochman-Vigil

New Mexico Senator Bill O’Neill and Representative Day Hochman-Vigil will hold a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. on January 31 at the Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center. The purpose of the town hall is to discuss legislation currently before the NM Legislature and to get feedback from constituents.

Please mark your calendars for this very important meeting. It is your chance to speak directly to our representatives about bills that are important to you.

Candidates for NM Representative Featured at October Meeting

Day Hochman-Vigil

Day Hochman-Vigil

Brad Winter

Brad Winter

Candidates of New Mexico House of Representatives Legislative District 15 will be the featured speakers at the next meeting of the Alameda North Valley Association on October 18 at 7 p.m. at the Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center (9800 4th St. NW).

Day Hochman-Vigil and Brad Winter are competing to become the next representative to replace retiring representative Sarah Maestas-Barnes. They will each have an opportunity to present their views and will answer questions from the audience.

Other candidates who are not on the agenda are welcome to attend and will be given three minutes to introduce themselves.

Other items on the agenda include an update on Bernalillo County activities, and a special presentation to outgoing and long-serving legislators. Senator Bill O’Neill will also present a quick look at the upcoming legislative session.

Please take this opportunity to come and meet the candidates and to learn about upcoming events in the community.

Sheriff Candidates to Speak at ANVA Meeting September 20

Manuel Gonzales

Manuel Gonzales

Everyone in the community is invited to a meet and greet with the candidates for Bernalillo County Sheriff on Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center (9800 4th St. NW)

Manuel Gonzales and Lou Golson, the two candidates for Bernalillo County Sheriff will attend the meeting to discuss issues of concern to the Alameda North Valley Community. This will not be a formal candidate forum.



Lou Golson

Lou Golson

Lou Golson, the republican candidate for sheriff has lived his entire adult life in Albuquerque. He and his wife April have five children, three of which are working in the field of law enforcement. His son Scott is a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy.

Golson began his career in Albuquerque as a Law Enforcement Specialist assigned to Kirtland Air Force Base. He joined the Albuquerque Police Department and spent his career in a number of positions with the department. Golson formally retired, then returned to work with the department. In 2015 during a traffic stop, Golson was shot four times and severely injured. He returned to the Albuquerque Police Department on light duty but in November 2016 was informed by his doctors that he would physically be unable to return to duty as a uniformed officer, and left the department.

Manuel Gonzales III, the democratic candidate for sheriff is a lifelong resident of Albuquerque. He and his wife Elaine have three children. A former marine, Gonzales joined the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s office in 1989, working his way through the ranks. He was appointed by the Bernalillo County Commission to fill a vacancy created by the departure of Sheriff Darren White in 2009. Gonzales ran for sheriff during the next election cycle, but was defeated. He ran for election again and was elected in 2014.

Both men are well known in the local community. The Alameda North Valley Association plans an informal meeting and residents will have an opportunity to discuss crime and issues of interest to the Alameda area.

Candidates for other offices are welcome to attend, but will only be allowed time to introduce themselves.

State Legislators to Speak on March 15

Sen. Bill O'Neill

Sen. Bill O’Neill

Rep. Sarah Maestas-Barnes

Rep. Sarah Maestas-Barnes









Our state legislators, Senator Bill O’Neill and Representative Sarah Maestas-Barnes will address the Alameda North Valley Association on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. at the Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center.

Senator John Sapien was invited but will not be able to attend due to a trip with his family.

The meeting will be informal allowing for questions and conversation.

Our Legislators will tell us about what happened at the recent legislative session. This year lawmakers had more funds than in the past and they need to let us know how that money will be used.

Work by our Legislators has either been signed or vetoed by the Governor.

How was the work by our Legislators impacted by the Governor’s actions?

How will our community be impacted?

Will we have serious and comprehensive items or fluff projects for the area?

This is your opportunity to meet and speak with your local legislator about any issues of concern you might have.

At the end of the Legislative review, we will have an Alameda North Valley Association Board of Directors Election. Members in good standing with dues paid are eligible for election.

County Commissioners to Speak on Feb. 15

Debbie O'Malley, District 1 Commissioner

Debbie O’Malley
District 1 Commissioner

Lonnie Talbert, District 4 Commissioner

Lonnie Talbert
District 4 Commissioner









Bernalillo County Commissioners Debbie O’Malley from District 1 and Lonnie Talbert from District 4 will be the featured speakers at the Alameda North Valley Association meeting on Thursday, February 15. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center.

They will give updates on Commission activities and answer concerns and questions from the community. This is your opportunity to hear about Commission plans and to talk one on one with your commissioner. Please join us for this important meeting. Everyone is welcome.