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About Debbie

Debbie O'Malley brings over twenty years of strong, effective public service to the Bernalillo County Commission--first as a neighborhood leader, championing the revitalization of her working-class community, to nine years as a City Councilor, focusing on workforce housing, neighborhood planning and redevelopment. 

As founder and first executive director of the Sawmill Community Land Trust, Debbie spear-headed the planning and development of Arbolera de Vida, a multi-million dollar, award-winning, nationally acclaimed redevelopment project in the Sawmill/Old Town neighborhood.

She has served as City Council President and was twice elected Chair of the Bernalillo County Commission.  An Albuquerque native, she has lived the economic challenges facing working families.

With her husband of over 43 years, Mike, they raised two bright, caring and responsible daughters and they are the very proud grandparents of four beautiful, wonderful children--three boys and one girl.

Record of Leadership


  • Chair, Bernalillo County Commission-2017
  • Vice-Chair, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Water Authority - 2017 & 2018
  • Vice-Chair, Bernalillo County Commission-2015
  • Chair, Bernalillo County Commission, 2014
  • Vice-Chair, Bernalillo County Commission, 2013
  • Bernalillo County Commission, 2012-present
  • Albuquerque City Councilor, 2003-2012
  • Current Member, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority
  • Vice-President, Albuquerque City Council, 2008, 2012
  • Chair, Mid-Region Council of Governments, 2011-2013
  • Consultant, Community Development, Inc., 2008-2009 (currently inactive)
  • Chair, Metropolitan Transportation Board, MRCOG, 2009-2010
  • Chair, City Council Land Use and Zoning Committee, 2006, 2009
  • Vice-President, Albuquerque City Council, 2008
  • President, Albuquerque City Council, 2007
  • Vice-Chair, Metropolitan Transportation Board, MRCOG, 2006-2007
  • Chair, City Council Committee of the Whole, 2004, 2005
  • Associate Director, Sawmill Community Land Trust, 2004
  • Executive Director, Sawmill Community Land Trust, 1998-2003
  • Project Director, Sawmill Advisory Council/Development Corporation, 1995-1998