Advocating on behalf of thriving, healthy, productive & safe
Northern New Mexico communities surrounding LANL
Next Scheduled Meeting – RCLC Retreat & Planning Session
Saturday, January 26, 2019
9:00am to 3:00pm
City of Espanola
No formal action or votes will be taken by the RCLC board at this meeting
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.
- 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
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.
Legislative Priorities — Check out our Board of Director’s federal and state legislative priorities for 2017.
Strategic & Work Plan — Goals and objectives for 2016-2017 as we confront changes at LANL and pursue our desired outcomes.
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 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.