Council Honors Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess On Five-Year Anniversary

Council Chair Rick Reiss presents County Manager Harry Burgess with a certificate and a special lapel pin in honor of his five-year anniversary with the County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council Chair Rick Reiss, on behalf of the entire Council, honored County Manager Harry Burgess during this evening’s Council meeting on his five-year anniversary working at the County. His first day on the job was Oct. 7, 2016.

Prior to this appointment in Los Alamos, Burgess worked in the governmental sector in New Mexico for more than 17 years, including positions as city administrator in Carlsbad, county manager for Grant County, and administrative services director for Eddy County.

Burgess and his family chose to relocate to Los Alamos County due to the many opportunities that this area provides, including a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities, strong local schools, and the global influence of a community that still retains a small-town feel.

Burgess has a diverse educational background that covers a variety of issues related to local government. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations (personnel/organizational management), a Master’s degree in Fire and Emergency Management Administration, a Master of Business Administration degree, and a Doctoral degree in Economic Development.