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2023 County Council

The Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos is the governing body of Los Alamos County and was created by the Los Alamos County Charter. The Council consists of seven members elected at large for four-year, staggered terms. Each year the council elects a chair and vice-chair from within its membership.

An incorporated county is established under a special provision of the state constitution. It has both county and municipal authority and powers. Los Alamos County Council has also adopted a home rule charter which allows the County to depart from certain statutory requirements. Under the Charter, the Council is the governing body of the County.


Council Meetings

Note: Meetings are held in person and on Zoom. You can join using this Council Zoom link. Use the Read/View link below to navigate to meeting dates and agenda details. Be advised that as of May 16, 2023, council work sessions are moved from the White Rock Fire Station #3 to the Council Chambers in the Municipal Building in the Los Alamos townsite.

Location of council meetings: All council meetings are held in Council Chambers, located in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Avenue.

Read agendas and minutes, stream meeting videos

Special council meeting: The council chair or a majority of the council members may call a special meeting with 72 hours notice.

Closed council meetings: Closed meetings are held as deemed necessary by council leadership with 72 hours notice. Council agendas are prepared and posted at least 72 hours before the council meeting. The agenda for every regular council meeting includes time for comments from the public on items not listed.

Voting: Except on procedural motions, voting is by a roll call of the entire council and is recorded in the minutes. No action of the council is valid unless adopted by the affirmative vote of at least four members. A quorum consists of four council members.

Strategic Leadership Plan Sets Annual Goals

Each year, the council meets to discuss its Strategic Leadership Plan. Updates are made in public meetings, and then the final Plan is adopted at a council meeting, typically in February. Read the 2023 STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP PLAN adopted on February 7, 2023.

County Council-hosted Town Halls

To promote a culture of open communication and collaboration, the Los Alamos County Council will various host town halls on a variety of topics through out the year. Visit the town hall webpage to view recordings of these meetings.  

County Council Rules

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY COUNCIL PROCEDURAL RULES updated and adopted by the council on March 29, 2022, govern the conduct of council meetings, closed sessions, the appointment of committees, and much more!  Note: Rules are not necessarily updated yearly - March 2022 is the latest update.  

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1000 Central Avenue, Suite 350