The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities

Advocating on behalf of thriving, healthy, productive & safe 

Northern New Mexico communities surrounding LANL  

Next Scheduled Board Meeting 

September 6, 2019
1:30 P.M – 4:00 P.M.
Española City Hall – City Council Chambers, 405 N. Paseo De Onate, Española, NM 87532
Agenda may be viewed HERE
Per the 2019 RCLC Open Meeting resolution, adopted on April 26, 2019, all meeting agendas will be published no less than 72 hours prior to the meeting at the RCLC website and posted at the entrance to the RCLC office located at 112 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, Suite 312.
See below for FY 2020 RCLC meeting schedule



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The Regional Coalition is a conduit for Northern New Mexico communities to make a direct impact on local, state and federal government decision-making in regional economic development and nuclear cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratories (LANL). The Regional Coalition is comprised of elected and tribal officials representing their local communities to ensure national decisions incorporate local needs and interests.

Regional Economic Development
The Regional Coalition seeks to grow and maintain a talented workforce pipeline to ensure LANL operations support regional economic stability and growth. Being that LANL is the largest employer in Northern New Mexico, we work to stimulate our local economies through the following strategies:
  • Protecting and promoting opportunities for local subcontracting
  • Promoting strong workforce education for skilled labor
  • Leveraging and supporting efforts of LANL Community Partnerships Office
  • Community-endorsed Department of Energy (DOE) contract development and promotion of mission diversification
Environmental Remediation

The Regional Coalition advocates for sufficient funding, responsible policy and safe practices in the cleanup of all environmental nuclear waste generated at LANL. This includes Cold War-era waste accumulated from five decades of nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research as well as newly generated radioactive waste generated post-1999.

Our members include: City of Española, County of Los Alamos, County of Rio Arriba, City of Santa Fe, County of Santa Fe, Pueblo of Jemez, Ohkay Owingeh, Town of Taos, County of Taos.

Advocacy in Washington DC 2017Founded 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 community and economic development, site employment, environmental remediation, and adequate funding for LANL.

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).

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.

View 2018 Board of Directors