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The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities

We are a conduit for the local needs and interests of Northern New Mexico communities making a direct impact on local, state and federal government decision-making in regional economic development and legacy cleanup at the   Los Alamos National Laboratories (LANL).

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Next Meeting: Friday, February 10, 2017, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Los Alamos County Council Chambers, 1000 Central Avenue, Los Alamos, NM 87544


The Regional Coalition is comprised of elected and tribal officials representing their local communities to ensure national decisions incorporate local needs and interests. The Regional Coalition advocates on behalf of a thriving, healthy, productive and safe Northern New Mexico community surrounding LANL, primarily concerned with viable economic development strategies and legacy waste remediation.

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
Legacy Waste Remediation
The Regional Coalition advocates for sufficient funding, responsible policy and safe practices in the cleanup of environmental nuclear waste from five decades of nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research.

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, Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh, Town of Taos, County of Taos.

Legislative Priorities — Check out our Board of Director’s federal and state legislative priorities for 2016.

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.

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