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The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities proactively addresses issues of the neighboring cities, counties and pueblos directly affected by LANL site activities. By working together, our governments are better poised to define the public interest and to work with DOE, NNSA, contractors and Congress to ensure that state and federal policies protect and promote local interests.

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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.


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, Commissioner Barney Trujillo, Rio Arriba County; Vice-Chair, Mayor Javier Gonzales, City of Santa Fe; Sect./Treas. Councilor Kristin Henderson, Los Alamos County; Mayor Alice Lucero, City of Espanola; Commissioner Henry Roybal, Santa Fe County; Andrew Gonzales, Town of Taos; Commissioner Mark Gallegos, Taos County; Governor Earl Salazar, Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh; and Governor Raymond Loretto, Pueblo of Jemez.