Robert C. Noblin, Jr., Mayor

Robert C. Noblin, Jr. is 44 years old and originally from Fredericksburg, Virginia. He has been a resident of New Mexico since 2005.  Robert began playing piano at age 4, and his talent is used largely in church. He is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta, GA. Robert enjoys playing the piano, karaoke, and being involved … Read More

Ronnie Torres, Councilor, Mayor Pro-Tem

Councilor Ronnie Torres is one of Belen’s most renowned public servants. Having served as a councilor from 1996-1998, then being elected Mayor and serving for over 12 years he has dedicated his time and energy into Belen. He’s a local businessman and enjoys his time as a stylist. He is very involved in the community, Volunteers with multiple organizations and … Read More

Danny Bernal Jr , Councilor – Mayor Pro Tem

“Mayor Pro Tem Danny Bernal Jr. is a City Councilor of Belen, New Mexico. He is the youngest member elected to the city council in the city’s history. He was elected November of 2019 at the age of 21. He is the youngest member to be elected Mayor Pro Tem at 23. Mayor Pro Tem Bernal also works full-time as … Read More

Robert Noblin, Councilor

Robert C. Noblin, Jr. is 42 years old and originally from Fredericksburg, Virginia. He has been serving the needs of others in funeral service since high school. He moved to New Mexico in 2005 to purchase his business, Noblin Funeral Service & Crematory, now the largest provider of funeral and cremation services in Valencia County. Robert is a member of … Read More

Frank F. Ortega, Councilor

Frank F. Ortega Sr. is a lifetime resident of Belen retired from the Belen Consolidated Schools where he spent nearly 45 years as Maintenance Director. Councilor Ortega spent ten years as Belen Fire Chief with 21 years’ service to the department. He served during the Vietnam era as a member of the United States Marine Corps from 1970-73 and Army … Read More

Coronavirus Testing

As the pandemic continues to shape our lives, we’re working diligently to keep the City of Belen safe and healthy from the coronavirus. To achieve this, we’ve made screening and necessary testing available to everyone at the Belen Public Health Office. First, we ask that you please call for an over-the-phone screening, and we’ll then determine whether you need to … Read More

Proud to Introduce Our New Website!

Welcome to the City of Belen—online! We’re excited to announce the launch of our new website, and be able to share it with you! Everything you need to know and want to discover is now just a click or scroll away. From online bill payment and department information to news, history, events, and beyond—you can now view your city in … Read More

Why 2017 is Going to be Great

Jerah R. Cordova In 2016, the City of Belen saw millions of dollars in projects that benefits our city economically. Not only did we build a new Main Street overpass to help BNSF expand, but we also built a new runway at Belen Alexander Airport to bring United States Air Force training operations to Belen. There were lots of other … Read More

Celebrating Our Rich Belen History

Jerah R. CordovaBelen has among the richest of New Mexico traditions. This weekend as we celebrate the Our Lady of Belen Fiestas, as we have for well over 200 years, keep in mind that Belen is made special because of its 275 years of sometimes wild and always very western past. We’re a community of culture and history. The fiestas … Read More

More Than $21 Million in Projects!

Jerah R. Cordova Belen has completed more than $21 million in infrastructure projects in just over two years. That’s an incredible amount for our small city, and it more than shows how seriously the city takes the need to improve our city and its infrastructure. It’s a long list: $9.5 million to build a new North Main Street overpass to support the Belen rail … Read More