During the month of March, members of the public are encouraged to review and comment on the County’s Economic Vitality Strategic Plan 2019 (EVSP19)—at a Public Open House on March 13 at the County Council Chambers, 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. or on-line from March 7-29 on Open Forum, the County’s survey instrument.
The EVSP19 presents a 10-year vision of what is desired for the Los Alamos community’s future, within the context of the current and predicted economic environment. This plan was created by the members of the County Manager’s Economic Vitality Action Team (EVAT), and advisory group comprised of County department representatives, as well as members of relevant industries who are committed to the economic prosperity of Los Alamos, including the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration, Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of New Mexico-Los Alamos, Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation and representatives of the finance, real estate, community development industries and the public at-large.
The EVSP19 replaces the original plan developed and adopted by the County Council on April 5, 2010, providing progress made on the goals and tactics, as well as an update on the current economic influencers, and the strategic plans created during the past nine years. The current version of the EVSP was initially presented at the May 5, 2018 Council work session and was tabled by the Council at the time. The current update will incorporate the current Council’s priorities and will consider input from the Los Alamos community through the following process/opportunities:
- Review the Economic Vitality Strategic Plan 2019 draft at www.losalamosnm.us, click on the Open Gov tab then Open Forum. Or link here: https://www.opentownhall.com/portals/119/Issue_7277
- Rank the goals and tactics presented in the EVSP19 online on Open Forum at www.loalamosnm.us , click on the Open Gov tab then Open Forum. Residents are encouraged to take the survey before the deadline of Friday, March 29 at 5:00 p.m. Individuals do not need to register with Open Forum to weigh in with comments and can remain Anonymous. Results will be given to EVAT members in a report generated by the Open Forum software, for them to consider at their meeting in April.
- Attend the EVSP19 Public Open House on Wednesday, March 13, 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the County Council Chambers where EVAT members and County staff will be available to answer questions and take comments., All attendees will be encouraged to visit four stations—one for each goal—and rank the tactics for each goal by placing colored stickers next the tactics on each poster. Comment cards will also be available.
Comments received from the public via Open Forum and the Open House will be considered for possible incorporation in the revised draft that is scheduled to be presented to the County Council for acceptance at the May 7, 2019 regular Council meeting. Pending additional comment received at the Council meeting, the report will be finalized for implementation and made available to the general public.
For questions or additional information, the public should contact Kelly Stewart, Marketing Specialist with the Los Alamos County Economic Development Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505.662.8087.