Albuquerque operates under a mayor-council form of government, with a full-time mayor, nine council members—all of whom serve four-year terms—and a chief administrative officer, who is appointed by the mayor. The city is the seat of Bernalillo County.
Head Official: Mayor Martin Chavez (since 2001; current term expires 2005)
Total Number of City Employees: 6,940 (2003)
City Information: City of Albuquerque, PO Box 1293, Albuquerque, NM 87103; telephone (505)768-3000