Councilor James Robinson Announces Resignation Effective Jan. 1, 2022

Councilor James Robinson


Los Alamos County Councilor James Robinson has announced his resignation effective Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 in a statement sent to the Los Alamos Reporter.

Robinson, a third generation Los Alamosan, was elected to Council in November 2018 and has served as vice chair for 2021. He has been employed fulltime by Los Alamos National Laboratory since 2013.

Prior to serving on Council, he was a member of the Environmental Sustainability Board. In 2019 and 2020, Robinson served as the Council liaison to the Planning & Zoning Commission. In 2020 he was the liaison to the Community Development Advisory Board and in 2021 to the Board of Public Utilities.

Robinson has also served on the County’s Federal Legislation Committee, the Rules Committee, the Jail Inspection team, the Utility Policy Committee, the Rio Grande Water Fund, the County COVID Committee, the Audit Committee and the Boards/Commissions Annual Work Plans Review Committee. He also worked with the Animal Shelter Ad Hoc Committee for two years.

Robinson’s announcement reads as follows:

With a heavy heart, I have come to the difficult decision to resign from the Los Alamos County Council as of January 1, 2022. 

Election night 2018 will remain one of the high points of my life. Since then, I have been honored and proud to represent the community to the best of my ability. I will never forget the constituents I got to meet and those I was able to help while in office. 

I know this news will come as a surprise to some and a disappointment to others. My number one commitment when I ran for Council was to fully represent my community. After three years of service, I am in a position where the demands of my career have become greater and I am stepping away to allow someone else to fill my Councilor role. 

My understanding is that Council will seek applications and conduct interviews for my replacement. I encourage everyone who has an interest to apply.

Thank you for all the support I have received from the community during the last three years.

James Robinson

Council is expected to advertise the vacant position and conduct interviews prior to appointing a replacement for Robinson.