Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess announced Friday that Joanie Ahlers was selected for the position of Economic Development Administrator.
Ahlers has been the chief operations officer for Los Alamos Public Schools for over four years, with oversight of six departments and responsibilities involving leased facilities, construction of new projects, custodial and maintenance operations, managing fixed assets, and technology and data integration.
Ahlers is also co-owner of Courthouse Properties LLC, a privately held firm that performs real estate development for the State of New Mexico, specializing in design/build of office space and magistrate courthouses. Prior to joining the school district, Ahlers was also co-owner of North Mesa Builders in Los Alamos, providing new construction and remodeling services for homes.
“I am excited to welcome Joanie to our staff to take charge of our economic development division,” said Burgess.
Ahlers’ first day of employment will be Dec. 5.