By DOUG REILLY
I believe Sara Scott would be an excellent member of the County Council. She has worked over 23 years (1989 – 2013) at LANL in a variety of scientific and leadership positions.
I first met Sara when she became Program Manager for Nonproliferation and Arms Control that’s responsible for programs in nuclear safeguards and nonproliferation, where I worked. My son, also a chemist, worked with Sara at DP-Site when she first joined the Lab.
Sara’s been active in community work including sewing and baking for dance recitals, serving as Girl Scout treasurer, chaperoning school trips, and providing housing for LANL summer students.
She developed and shepherded a legal package to obtain nonprofit (501(c)(3)) status for the High School Choir Boosters; this provides additional skills useful for a County Councillor.
Sara’s very pleasant, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. She’s worked regularly with government agencies that fund and oversee work at LANL (DOE, NNSA, NRC, NSF, DOS, DOD). This would be a benefit to Los Alamos County, especially given the upcoming contract changes.