Anne Laurent, left, and Linda Matteson have been appointed Deputy Los Alamos County Managers effective Oct. 17. Courtesy photos
BY MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos County Manager Steven Lynne on Tuesday evening during the regular County Council meeting announced the appointment of Anne Laurent and Linda Matteson as Deputy County Managers effective Oct. 17.
In an email to County staff early Tuesday afternoon, Lynne said he was excited about the announcement and asked staff to join him in congratulating and welcoming Laurent and Matteson into their new roles.
He included the following bios for the two deputy managers:
Linda Matteson started her career as an engineer working on underwater sonar systems for defense contractor, Northrop Grumman before returning to her hometown of Los Alamos to raise her children. She has worked for Los Alamos County for 15 years now, starting in the Library Administrative office, and working her way up through Community Services before moving to the County Manager’s Office as the Assistant to the County Manager. In this role Linda has overseen the establishment of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, has directed the efforts to create and implement the Tourism Strategic Plan, served as the Acting Community Services Director for a year, and the Acting Deputy County Manager since July. Her unique set of skills and experience, combined with her tenacity in solving multifaceted problems and drive to provide exceptional leadership across the organization are invaluable to Los Alamos County.
Anne Laurent has served communities in both Arizona and Michigan as Project and Facilities Managers and as an Architect, before bringing her breadth of experience to Los Alamos County in 2008. Anne started as the Capital Projects & Facility Director for four years and then became the Community & Economic Development Director, followed by the Public Works Director. She also served as the Acting Deputy County Administrator for a year during that time. In her 13 years serving Los Alamos County Anne has overseen many of our community’s largest projects, including the Municipal Building, Pajarito Cliffs Site, the Justice Center, Animal Shelter, White Rock Visitor Center, Nature Center, White Rock Branch Library and Youth Activity Center and the Golf Course Clubhouse, to name a few. Her leadership, management and technical expertise has generated positive results and change in the community, and she is a great asset to Los Alamos County.