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Public Works Department

Public Works DirectorJuan Rael

Public Works Director

The Public Works Department with its various divisions works as one entity to serve the communities needs and effectively maintains a high quality of life for Los Alamos County residents and businesses. The Public Works Department continually develops innovative ways to deliver services in a cost effective manner and environmentally sound practices with a focus on strategic planning and the use of new technology to meet the needs now and into the future.

The department consists of nine divisions; Administration, Airport, Custodial, Environmental Services, Engineering and Project Management, Facilities, Fleet, Traffic & Streets and Atomic City Transit.

The functional responsibilities of the Public Works Department encompass the County’s Transportation System, waste collection and recycling and county facilities. Activities include planning, designing, and construction of the County’s infrastructure; managing the County’s environmental program; operation and maintenance of the County’s streets and traffic control network; and operation of the Airport and Atomic City Transit. The department is also responsible for providing maintenance(custodial, and preventative) services to the forty-five County buildings.

Please feel free to e-mail us at [email protected] with questions, concerns, or just to let us know how we're doing!

Citizen Advisory Boards

The following citizen advisory Boards fall under the purview of the Public Works Department. These Boards make informed recommendations to the County Council in the specified subject area.

Environmental Sustainability Board
The Environmental Sustainability Board provides public input to the County's Environmental Sustainability efforts.

Transportation Board
Obtains public input and makes recommendations to the County Council regarding transportation policies related to all users of the transportation system (pedestrian, bicycles, motor vehicles, transit, and aircraft) to ensure that equal consideration is given so that the most vulnerable can be safe within the public right-of way.

Contact Info



[email protected]

1000 Central Ave Suite 160

Monday - Friday:

8:00am - 5:00pm