.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Arrowsmith to Head Utilities

-A A +A
By Marganne Glasser

Recent closed-door county council sessions culminated in the appointment of John Arrowsmith to serve as manager of the Department of Utilities when current Manager Robert “Buck” Monday retires in June.

Ralph Phelps, chair of the Public Utilities Board, strongly endorsed Arrowsmith’s appointment at the council meeting Tuesday night and said the board concurred unanimously.

He said the board considered an external search, found no compelling reason to proceed and recognized the risk of an outsider unfamiliar with the county.

Phelps cited Arrowsmith’s solid understanding of all aspects of running a utilities department, his extensive experience negotiating with the Department of Energy on Los Alamos National Laboratory contracts and effective staff relations as deciding factors.

Arrowsmith has served as an assistant utilities manager since 2004. He joined the county’s utilities department in 1990 after 10 years of employment with PNM.

In an interview Tuesday, Arrowsmith said a likely reason for his selection was his ongoing role in negotiations with DOE on energy cost allocations.

He characterized the atmosphere as having evolved from a contrary and confrontational one to one focused on resolving issues. The DOE contract is subject to renewal every three years and will be revisited in 2010.


If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
info
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:



Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday