Village of Tijeras Hall
PO Box 9
12 Camino Municipal
Tijeras, NM 87059
I-40 Exit 175
Tijeras / Cedar Crest
(505) 281-0948 fax
Volunteer Fire Department
Motor Vehicle Department
Tijeras Senior Center
|Councilor: 4 Year term Expiring March 2018|
|Jake Bruton||David A. Wilson||Ernestina King||Felix Garcia|
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|By Mail Absentee Voters||5||7||0||7|
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THE VILLAGE OF TIJERAS, NM
The Village of Tijeras is a very old community, rich in culture. Excavation of the San Antonio and Tijeras Pueblos yielded evidence that human land use in the area dates back to the 1200s. Populations shifted throughout the centuries as Hispanic and Indian peoples managed the threat of the aggressive nomadic raiders such as the Faraoan Apache and the Comanche. In 1819, Albuquerque families settled in the area, and by the mid 1930s, Tijeras was one of the primary population centers on the east side of the Sandia Mountains. Tijeras is nestled at the base of the Sandia Mountains. It is located only a few miles east of Albuquerque, off Interstate 40. The village is small, just over 500 residents, but offers a wonderful alternative life-style to that of neighboring Albuquerque.
Incorporation in 1973 brought many important improvements to the Village. A five member Planning and Zoning Commission was created to manage land use and development. Other services to the community include a Motor Vehicle Division (known by some Albuquerque residents as the friendliest and worth the extra few miles MVD around), an all volunteer Fire Department equipped with a station, a full size fire truck, a mini-pumper, and an emergency medical fire truck. We also provide snow removal from the Village roads in wintertime. Our Village Hall, located on Camino Municipal, adjacent to the Tijeras Creek, was refurbished in 2007 and is as efficient as it is attractive. Other facilities in our Village Center on Route 66 include the historic Holy Child Parish Church and a Visitors Center. More recently, the Village has received Federal and State Appropriations to construct a park and veterans memorial adjacent to the church. It will also feature a playground for children and picnic areas.
The Village is governed by its Mayor, the Honorable Gloria J. Chavez, and a five member Council. It is staffed by the Clerk/Treasurer, a Deputy Clerk, a Secretary, a Bookkeeper, a Maintenance and Water Superintendant, a Water Operator/Floodplain Manager, and one custodian.
“With Pride in
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