Los Alamos County PIO Julie Williams-Hill
BY MAIRE O’NEILL
Several changes and additions to Los Alamos County staff have been announced to local media.
Julie Williams-Hill has left her position of Public Relations Manager for the Department of Public Utilities, which she held for 19 years, and is now the new Public Information Officer for the County. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from New Mexico State University.
Danielle Duran will join the County Dec. 13 in the newly-created position of Intergovernmental Affairs Manager. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Economics from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico and International Police and Practice from Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington. Duran currently works in the Office of the Deputy Director of the National Museum of Natural History.
Duran will be the point person for relationships and Programs with the County’s intergovernmental partners including Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Department of Energy/NNSA, the National Park Service, counties, municipalities and pueblos in the region,
Newly-appointed Deputy County Manager Anne Laurent is set to supervise the Community Services Director, Communications and Public Relations Administrator, and the Broadband Manager as soon as that position is filled.
Deputy County Manager Linda Matteson supervise the Public Works Director, the new Intergovernmental Affairs Manager and the Executive Assistant to the County Manager.
The Police Chief, Fire Chief, Community Development Director, Acting Administrative Services Director, Human Resources Manager and the Deputy County Managers will continue to report to the County Manager.
Matteson and Laurent will also take the lead on additional special initiatives such as liaising with DOE’s Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office, creating and leading an internal County COVID Committee); supporting Council and Boards/Commissions/Task Forces; serving on DOE’s Northern New Mexico Citizen Advisory Board; continuing efforts to improve organizational excellence and working to address needs and concerns identified in the Community and Staff surveys.