County Seeks Candidates For NCNMEDD Board

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Council is seeking an individual interested in filling a vacancy on the North Central New Mexico Economic Development District (NCNMEDD) Board of Directors.

The NCNMEDD is an association of local units of government and other organizations created to encourage and allow regional cooperation on a multitude of issues. The District was formed in 1967, using funds from the federal Economic Development Administration. Counties and incorporated municipalities provide cash and in-kind funding, which provide matching funds for program administration. The region served includes seven counties: Colfax, Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Santa Fe and Taos.

The Board works together in setting goals and action plans to address a wide variety of economic-related issues affecting Northern New Mexico, such as water, land use, tourism, recreation, education, training and housing.

At a future Council meeting, the Council plans to discuss the candidates and then forward their recommendation to the NCNMEDD Board of Directors. The Board will be responsible for appointing an individual to fill the vacancy. Applicants should be a resident of Los Alamos or White Rock, and are asked to submit a one-page letter to the Council indicating their occupation, relevant experience working on economic development issues at a local or regional level, and why they would be interested in serving on the NCNMEDD Board. There is no term limit for serving on the Board.

This is a volunteer position; however, travel expenses associated with attending Board meetings or events in other communities are reimbursable by Los Alamos County.

Letters of interest must be received no later than 5 p.m. Monday, March 24. Interested applicants are asked to mail or hand-deliver their letter to Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central, Suite 350, Los Alamos 87544.

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