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For Immediate Release

Date: April 03, 2023

Bernalillo, N.M., April 03—Mike Galizio, MPA has joined the County as its Director of Planning and Zoning. In this position, he oversees a team that is responsible for zone changes, conditional uses, variances, text amendments, subdivisions, and other activities regarding land use in the unincorporated areas of the County. This department also handles addressing, which assigns street names and addresses.

In making this announcement, Wayne Johnson, County Manager, said, “The recommendations and actions of our Planning and Zoning Department immediately influence both the short-term and long- term profiles of the landscape and business scape of the unincorporated areas of the County. Our ability to develop processes that work to realize prudent and proactive land use is critical to the County’s well-being and future. Mike brings a significant background and experience in planning and zoning honed in several local governments and agencies. His expertise and his familiarity with government operations and procedures will be of great benefit to our County, which is poised now for growth and opportunity.”


Galizio worked most recently as Planning Manager for the Tarrant County Transportation Services Department in Fort Worth, TX. His career of more than 20 years has included positions of increasing responsibility earned in California, Hawaii, Nevada, Texas, and Washington.


Galizio and his wife reside in Rio Rancho. He holds a Master’s in Public Administration and a Bachelor

of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton, CA campus.

Sandoval County, the fastest-growing county in New Mexico, encompasses 3,714 square miles of diverse geography and has a population of approximately 151,000 people. It includes the incorporated municipalities of Bernalillo, Cuba, Corrales, Jemez Springs, Rio Rancho, San Ysidro, and the Town of Cochiti Lake as well as numerous unincorporated communities, and all or portions of 12 Indian Pueblos and Tribal Nations. For more information, visit