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New Mexico Association of Counties Presents Bernalillo County with
Risk Awareness Program Award

Award to be presented at tonight’s Bernalillo County Commission meeting


Bernalillo County – The New Mexico Association of Counties (NMAC), at its recent legislative conference in Santa Fe, presented Bernalillo County with a Risk Awareness Program award in recognition of the county’s achievement in reducing claims during 2014.

NMAC Risk Management Director, Taylor Horst, says “Bernalillo County’s commitment to safety awareness participation in the Risk Awareness Program has resulted in not only making the workplace safer but has reduced costs to the community.  The leadership and employees of Bernalillo County are to be commended for their hard work.”  


“It is great to see that the excellent work done every day by the Bernalillo County Risk Management employees is being honored by the NMAC,” says County Manager Tom Zdunek. “Congratulations also go out to all Bernalillo County employees whose awareness of safety issues also contributed to this award.”


During 2014, Bernalillo County reduced workers’ compensation claims by 8 percent, multiline claims by 18 percent (multiline claims include buildings and property), auto claims by 7 percent and law enforcement claims by 10 percent.


The NMAC also recognized Bernalillo County with an honorable mention in the safety award category.


The New Mexico Association of Counties is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing and serving New Mexico’s 33 counties.


NMAC provides numerous programs and services to counties including legislative representation, insurance pool, legal assistance and professional development.


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About Bernalillo County


Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 674,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $500 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff and treasurer.