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Briefs 03-21-13

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DPU narrows search

The Department of Public Utilities is wrapping up their search for a new Utilities Manager. Twenty-two applications were received and reviewed. The list of candidates was narrowed to five individuals yesterday. All five candidates are current County employees, listed in alphabetical order below:
James Alarid
Steve Cummins
Tim Glasco
Philo Shelton
Bob Westervelt
Interviews will be April 1. Candidates will conduct an interview with three panels: 1) an internal (employee) review panel, 2) a panel comprised of members of the Utilities’ Board, and 3) a citizens’ panel.
The search for a new Utilities Manager began last month when John Arrowsmith, the current Utilities Manager, announced his plans to retire later this year.

Deadline looms

Los Alamos or White Rock residents interested in applying for the North Central New Mexico Economic Development District Board of Directors vacancy are reminded that the deadline for letters of interest is at 5 p.m. Monday.
Mail or hand-deliver a one-page letter of interest to the Los Alamos County Council, c/o County Administrator Harry Burgess, 1000 Central Ave, Ste 350.
For more details on how to apply, or background on NCNMEDD, visit .losalamosnm.us.

Duran to speak at GOP dinner

Secretary of State Dianna J. Duran will speak at the Lincoln Day Dinner 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 26 at the Los Alamos Research Park Conference Center, Room 203A, 4200 W. Jemez Road.
On Jan. 1, 2011, Dianna became New Mexico’s 24th Secretary of State. She is the first Republican elected to that office since 1928.
Duran attended New Mexico State University in Alamogordo before beginning work in the Office of the Otero County Clerk in 1979. Elected county clerk in 1988, Duran served two consecutive two-year terms. In 1992, she was elected to the New Mexico State Senate, serving until the end of 2010 when she resigned after being elected Secretary of State on Nov. 2 of that year.
The Lincoln Day Dinner is sponsored by the Los Alamos Republican Party. Everyone is welcome.
Admission is $50 per person and $60 per person at the door.
Reservations may be made by calling Lawry Mann, 662-4590 or Bill McKerley, 331-3686, bmckerley@comcast.net.