…Ohkay Owingeh first Pueblo to officially join Regional Coalition
The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities announced today that the Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh has become an official voting member of the Regional Coalition.
In joining the Coalition, the Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh will participate as a full voting member of the Board while maintaining their inherent powers of self-government and sovereign immunity.
“We are extremely pleased to be the first Pueblo to join the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities,” We look forward to participating and supporting this most worthwhile effort.”
The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities is now comprised of eight communities surrounding the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL.)
Founded in 2011, the Regional Coalition works in partnership to ensure national decisions incorporate local needs and concerns.
The organization’s focus is environmental remediation, regional economic development, site employment, and adequate funding for LANL.
“The Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh is a welcome addition to the Regional Coalition’s Board of Directors,” said Santa Fe’s Mayor David Coss, Chair of the Coalition. “The Pueblo’s input is a critical part of understanding
the impact that LANL has on our region. We look forward to their input as we move forward addressing key LANL issues related to environmental cleanup, regional economic development and LANL budget
The Board of Directors includes Chair, Mayor David Coss, City of Santa Fe; Vice-Chair, Mayor Alice Lucero, City of Española; Sect./Treas. Commissioner Danny Mayfield, Santa Fe County; County Councilor Sharon
Stover, Chair of the Los Alamos County Council; Commissioner Alfredo Montoya, Rio Arriba County; Councilor Michael Silva, Town of Taos; Commissioner Andrew Chavez, Taos County; and Gov. Ron Lovato, Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh.