• What Is a Central Office?

    A central office (or intergroup) is an A.A. service office that involves partnership among groups in a community - just as A.A. groups themselves are partnerships of individuals. A central office is established to carry out certain functions common to all the groups - functions which are best handled by a centralized office - and it is usually maintained, supervised, and supported by these groups in their general interest. It exists to aid the groups in their common purpose of carrying the A.A. message to the alcoholic who still suffers.

    - Reprinted by permission from "MG-02 A.A. Guidelines: Central or Intergroup Offices" published by The General Service Office (GSO), Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, 10163

  • What Is Albuquerque
    Central Office?

    The purpose of Central Office is to coordinate the work of groups of Alcoholics Anonymous in and around the Albuquerque area and assist other such offices and groups within the State of New Mexico as requested. Our primary purpose is to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous.

    The Central Office Shall:

    • Maintain a community and Internet presence and handle all inquiries concerning the program of Alcoholics Anonymous.

    • Serve as a clearing house of information relating to all A.A. groups, issue bulletins that report group activities and events of area-wide interest as well as changes in group servants, group mailing addresses, etc.

    • Provide lists of meeting locations and times for all A.A. groups.

    • Arrange for various intergroup functions and encourage broad A.A. group participation.

    • Make available literature, schedules of meetings, a media library, and other such informative material pertaining to the A.A. program to anyone interested.

    • Cooperate with other organizations interested in helping alcoholics such as hospitals, medical societies, schools, correctional facilities, and other interested and appropriate groups.

    • Have available for sale A.A. World Service Literature and Grapevine material.

    • Actively cooperate with New Mexico Area 46.

    - Excerpted from Central Office of Albuquerque, Inc. By-Laws, Amended and Restated July 9, 2006

  • Where is Central Office?

    Albuquerque Central Office is located at
    1921 Alvarado Drive
    Albuquerque, NM 87110

    Central Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Sat & Sun: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

    Stop by to purchase a variety of literature, medallions, and meeting schedules.
    See the price list.

    You can also check out audio CDs of AA speakers from the Media Library. The cost is only a $2 deposit.

  • Central Office Bylaws

    Central Office of Albuquerque, Inc. Bylaws
    Amended and Restated, March 2012
    Click to read the full text

    Steering Committee

  • Qualifications for Steering Committee Membership

    Any member of Alcoholics Anonymous with previous or current experience with the Central Office having at least 2 years of continuous sobriety shall be eligible for office.

    - Central Office By-laws, Article V, Section 2

  • Steering Committee
    Term of Office

    All steering committee members shall be elected by the Intergroup Representatives for a term of two years, with elections held each year for half of the members ("staggered" terms). Officers shall be eligible for reelection to the same office for one succeeding two-year term.

  • Steering Committee
    Member Duties

    • In addition to their other duties, every member is a voting member of the Steering Committee. Each member shall attend monthly Steering Committee Meetings at 7:00 PM on the Tuesday prior to the Intergroup Representatives Meeting.

    • Steering Committee members shall also attend the Intergroup Representatives Meeting held on the second Sunday of each month at 2:00 PM.

    • The monthly general Steering Committee meeting is held at St. Mark's on the Mesa Episcopal Church:
    431 Richmond Place NE, Albuquerque

    • The monthly general Intergroup Representatives meeting is held at the Brownbaggers location:
    3939 San Pedro NE, Bldg. F, Suite A

    • Steering Committee Members are entrusted to monitor the overall operations of the Central Office and make necessary proposals to the Intergroup Representatives.