This theme is concerned with monitoring and influencing local leadership as well the election and appointment of leaders.


  • County elections
  • Appointments to key boards, e.g. Public Utilites and Planning & Zoning
  • School board elections
  • Capital projects such as golf course re-build.

Local government of interest

We monitor, analyze, and comment on the activities of various agencies, boards, and legislative bodies, including:

  • Los Alamos County Council
  • Board of Public Utilities
  • Planning & Zoning Commission
  • County advisory boards, e.g. Environmental Sustainability, Parks & Recreation, Transportation
  • County operations
  • LAPS School Board
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Bandelier National Monument

We also work with staff implementing these activities, such as the County Manager and the Superintendent of Schools.