Lunch With A Leader: Nakhleh And Pesenson Sept. 18

LWV News:

The League of Women Voters community Lunch with a Leader is 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 in Graves Hall at the United Church on Rose Street.

This month’s speaker is Stephanie Nakhleh from the Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Board. She will talk about the process of applying to serve on a county board or commission. She’ll also discuss the types of issues that go before the Parks and Recreation Board and address some of the more notable issues this board has tackled during her tenure, including the recreation bond, the capital improvement projects that were funded after the bond failed, and the ballfield assessment of last spring. She’ll also talk about the County’s Open Space program and related projects such as the flow trail.

Nakhleh is from Los Alamos, has a degree in English literature from UNM, and spent most of her career in freelance writing and editing.

The second speaker at this meeting is Dina Pesenson who will go over some of the recently highlighted health and environmental impact concerns of two pesticides commonly used in this county, places where they are sprayed and frequency of use. She also will describe the County’s efforts to work with citizens’ concerns as well as steps forward that community members can take to minimize the pesticide use here.

Pesenson is from Russia and has degrees in mathematics from the  University of California and 13 years of experience as a software engineer working for a small local company utilizing machine learning for data processing.

To order a $10 lunch from the Co-op, call Karyl Ann Armbruster at 606.231.8286 or email her at for lunch choices available. Orders will be submitted Saturday, Sept. 15. Purchasing lunch is not mandatory to attend the talks.

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