Public Presentations



                 --BECOME FIRE-WISE--

Sandia Heights and North Albuquerque Acres residents, and others interested are invited to attend a series of no-cost public presentations July 24, 25 and 26th 4:00-5:30 pm at CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD on Tennyson Ave., one block west of Tramway, one block north of Tramway Terrace.


Tuesday, July 24 – Response to Wildfire and Emergency Actions by All Residents

· BernCo Homeland Security and Emergency Management Office, Tom Walmsley, Deputy Manager

· Bernalillo County Fire/Rescue Department - Chief Brian Rose

· Albuquerque Fire and Rescue – Lt. Brian Fox


Wednesday, July 25  Evacuations, Notifications, and Reaction to Law Enforcement/911 Instructions.

· Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office - Captain Sharpe

· Emergency Communications - Carly Huffman


Thursday, July 26 – Wildfire Mitigation, Pet Evacuation/Shelters and Post-fire Recovery Issues

· Wildfire Network -- Will discuss wildfire risk mitigation and “creating defensible space” around homes

· Bernalillo County Animal Services – Director Misha Goodman

· BernCo Homeland Security and Emergency Management Office, Tom Walmsley, Deputy Manager


New Wildfire Preparedness Webpage for All Residents

As we have become painfully aware, wildfires and the wildfire season are already threatening Sandia Heights (we had a close call in mid-May with the seven-acre fire in our neighbor immediately to the south, High Desert).  The SHHA Board has authorized the formation of a Wildfire Preparedness Planning Committee which is in the process of developing plans and information to assist each household in Sandia Heights to become more aware of the wildfire danger, about not only wildfire prevention, but also how to prepare for and react safely to the inevitable wildfire which will eventually strike our community. 

For more information and some very practical free resources to prepare in advance of this threat, just click the tab titled "Wildfire Preparedness" located on the top right menu. Please take advantage of the information compiled here by SHHA’s Wildfire Preparedness Planning Committee and made available to all residents. The home/pet/life you save could be your own…..


Ready-Set-Go Wildland Fire Action Guide Brochures are available at the SHHA office while supplies last!

Special Alert for Sandia Heights Residents


New Mexico just had the driest winter on record and is in severe drought: wildfire season began two months early. The NM State Forestry Department has placed our area on HIGH ALERT, and states that


Sandia Heights is especially vulnerable to wildfire—be prepared!! Here’s help:

·       Bernalillo County offers two EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS, that will text, email or call you with alerts regarding general dangers in the area (e.g. flooding on Rio Grande) and very specific geographic alerts about threats like wildfires and weather. (e.g. Wildfire in Sandia Heights Unit 10)

Sign up at Click on each option and follow the instructions. It takes just a few minutes to register and could save your property and your life.

·       SHHA also offers its residents information and education:

 SHHA website is developing information on wildfire prevention, preparation, and specific Sandia Heights evacuation information: watch for more

Ready, Set, Go! Wildfire preparedness guide available free at SHHA office and online

SHHA will sponsor seminars with government agencies: watch for more information


The Bernalillo County Code provides an ABSOLUTE PROHIBITION on FIREWORKS year-round in the Bernalillo County Wildland-Urban Interface Area, which includes Sandia Heights.  Don’t violate the law and help prevent a wildfire!! Bernalillo County Code, Ch 34, §§ 74 and 76; Appendix M, §§ M301.1 and M604.6

To report the use of illegal fireworks, call the Bernalillo County Sherriff at 505-798-7000.

To report a fire, call 9-1-1.


The Bernalillo County Fire-Protection Ordinance will be strictly enforced by Bernalillo County Sherriff’s Office, Bernalillo County Fire Department, and SHS Security Service.


Do you receive email alerts from SHHA?

From time to time SHHA will send email alerts to members. These emails include but are not limited to a once-a-month reminder that the GRIT newsletter is available to view online (it even includes a link directing you straight to the GRIT), reminders about the SHHA Annual Meeting, community events like shredding or e-recycling events, and even notifications on emergency situations in the community. Send an email with your name and address (for verification of membership) from the email address where you’d like to receive the alerts to the SHHA Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up.

Dead/Dying Trees and Shrub Removal

Below is a list of contractors that have been contacted and agree to give Sandia Heights residents a discount to cut and remove dead/dying trees and shrubs this summer.

Kiki Tree Service - 10% discount 505-385-6926

Rick's Tree Trimming & Removal - 15% discount 505-480-4200 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Robert's Tree Service - 15% discount 505-489-5169

NM Landscaping - 15 % discount, contact Tommy 505-450-7631

Mr. Vo Landscaping & Cleanup - 15% discount 505-363-5969





2019 Directory Photo Contest


SEND IN YOUR PHOTOS NOW!  We are accepting entries for our annual photo contest for the 2019 Sandia Heights Resident Directory & Guide. Submissions are due to the SHHA office by Friday, November 2, 2018. If you are the lucky winner, your photo will be featured on the cover of the 2019 Directory, and you will be acknowledged as the photographer.

Submission criteria:

o   You must be a member of the Sandia Heights Homeowners Association and you must be an amateur photographer.

o   Photos must be related to the Sandia Heights area (see the 2018 Directory).

o   Photos must fit reasonably on the cover without loss of the composition.

o   Photos must be in color, and may be submitted digitally or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

o   The resident must submit a statement that the photograph is an original taken by the homeowner, that they are not a professional photographer (in business as a photographer), and that they grant permission to SHHA to use their photo(s) in the Directory or on our website.


    All entries may be picked up at the office once the Directory is published.

Sandia Heights Homeowners Association

The Sandia Heights Homeowners Association (SHHA) is a non-profit organization that represents the interests of all Sandia Heights residents. The SHHA mission is to promote the common interest of the homeowners, property owners and residents located within Sandia Heights and to preserve the unique character and quality of life of the area. The Association depends upon an active and involved membership. Your ideas and participation are encouraged! By joining the Association, you are showing your support for the volunteers who put in many hours to ensure that you and your neighbors continue to enjoy the many benefits that come with living in Sandia Heights.

Contact Info

Phone: (505) 797-7793
Fax: (505) 856-8544
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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2-B San Rafael Avenue, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed 

Additional Info