Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Meets Friday

RCLC News:

Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Regular Business Meeting is 9-11 a.m. Friday, June 20 in the Taos County Chambers , 105 Albright St., in Taos.

The meeting focuses on Northern New Mexico’s workforce, starts promptly at 9 a.m., and presenters include the LANL Community Programs Office, the Regional Development Corporation and the Northern Area Local Workforce Development Board.

Directions: Take Paseo del Pueblo Sur (Highway 68 – the main road coming into Taos). Turn right on Albright Street (about a quarter mile before coming to the Plaza area). The County Complex is on the first block.

For more information, visit the Regional Coalition website at, or call (575.737.6300).

Note: The July 2014 RCLC meeting location has been changed to Espanola and will focus on updates from numerous entities regarding the radiological release at WIPP.

About the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities is comprised of eight cities, counties and pueblos surrounding the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Founded in 2011, the Regional Coalition works in partnership to create one voice to ensure national decisions incorporate local needs and concerns. The organization’s focus is environmental remediation, regional economic development and site employment, and adequate funding for LANL. The Regional Coalition was formed through a Joint Powers Agreement and all of the participating municipalities provide funding for the Regional Coalition’s operating budget. In addition, the Regional Coalition receives funding from the Department of Energy to further its mission of environmental remediation.

The Board of Directors includes Chair, Mayor Alice Lucero, City of Española; Vice-Chair, Commissioner Danny Mayfield, Santa Fe County; Sect./Treas. Councilor Andrew Gonzales, Town of Taos; County Councilor Fran Berting, Los Alamos County;  Commissioner Alfredo Montoya, Rio Arriba County; Commissioner Tom Blankenhorn, Taos County; Ron Lovato, Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh; Councilor Steve Girrens, County of Los Alamos and Mayor Javier Gonzales, City of Santa Fe.

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