The Los Alamos County Council is seeking letters of interest to fill a vacancy for one of seven community members chartered with developing and recommending how the County can promote inclusivity and a feeling of belonging to the benefit of all and the betterments of the community. The primary purpose of the task force is to provide a framework and forum for open and transparent discussions in light of Council’s desire and direction to the County Manager to address racial equity and inclusivity, as discussed in the Council’s Strategic Planning session on January 12 and Strategic Plan adopted by Council on January 26.
The deadline for letters of interest is Thursday, August 12 at 5:00 p.m. and letters may be submitted by any County resident. Letters should be one or two pages and explain background and qualifications, name of company or business (if applicable) and why the resident believes they would be a valuable contributor on the Task Force. Youth membership is especially encouraged. In appointing a member to fill the vacancy, the Council will be seeking balanced and diversified interests to collaborate on the task force, specifically including individuals reflective of the community regarding race, ethnicity and socioeconomic background. Individuals are asked to address these criteria in their letter of interest. The committee will sunset in Spring 2022, one year after being established, with their final report and recommendations going to Council at the end of their term. This is a working task force and the individual appointed can expect to spend time in meetings of the main committee on a regular basis – typically on Friday afternoons once a month – along with subcommittee work or other assigned work outside of committee meetings to achieve the work plan set forth in the charter.
E-mail letters of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 12. This appointment will be an item for Council action on its August 31st Council meeting agenda (6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers and on Zoom). Individuals do not need to be present at that meeting to be considered, but are welcome to attend.
To learn more, visit the webpage and review the charter and other information about this group, which has been actively meeting over the last few months. The webpage is hosted by the Los Alamos Police Department, which facilitates meetings of the Task Force and provides staff as the County liaison to the Task Force: https://www.losalamosnm.us/government/departments/police/racial_equality_and_inclusivity_task_force