Several representatives from Los Alamos attended an Energy Communities Alliance meeting in Denver, Colorado, last week to discuss cooperative efforts to promote the Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MPNHP).
The Los Alamos contingent was comprised of councilors James Chrobocinski and Kristin Henderson, County Manager Harry Burgess, Deputy County Manager Brian Bosshardt, Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan, Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation Executive Director Patrick Sullivan, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) MPNHP Program Manager Vicki Loucks and LANL Historian Ellen McGehee.
Representatives from the other MPNHP sites in Hanford, Washington and Oak Ridge, Tennessee, were also present, along with Department of Energy and National Park Service personnel.
“It was real positive. It was kind of the three different communities really working together to see how we can cross promote each other and cross promote the park,” Chrobocinski told the Los Alamos Monitor. “It wasn’t a feeling of animosity or competing, but rather, how can we all work together to help promote it? So there was a positive feeling to it.”