Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Meets Friday

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) board will meet 9-11 a.m., Friday, May 8, in the Taos Council Chambers at 120 Civic Plaza Dr, Taos.

Agenda items include:

  • New Mexico Congressional Delegation Updates;
  • Presentation by Executive Director Kathy Keith of the Regional Development Corporation; 
  • Presentation by Acting Manager Christine Gelles of the Environmental Management, Los Alamos Field Office, DOE;
  • Invitation and Information on Manhattan Park by Deputy Manager Brian Bosshardt of Los Alamos County;
  • RCLC Budget Update by Brian Bosshardt; 
  • Report from the Executive Director; and
  • Honoring of Commissioner Tom Blankenhorn for his RCLC Service.

About the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities:  

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities is comprised of nine 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 2015 Board of Directors includes Chair, Mayor Alice Lucero, City of Española; Vice Chair, Councilor Andrew Gonzales, Town of Taos; Secretary/Treasurer Javier Gonzales, Mayor of Santa Fe; Commissioner Henry Roybal, Santa Fe County; Councilor Steve Girrens, Los Alamos County Council; Commissioner Mark Gallegos, Taos County; Governor Earl Salazar, Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh; Governor Raymond Loretto, Pueblo of Jemez; Commissioner Barney Trujillo, Rio Arriba County.     

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