Okhay Owingeh joins Regional Coalition

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The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities has announced that the Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh has become an official voting member of the Regional Coalition. In joining the Coalition, Ohkay Owingeh will participate as a full voting member of the board.

“We are extremely pleased to be the first Pueblo to join the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities. We look forward to participating and supporting this most worthwhile effort,” said Ohkay Owingeh Governor Ron Lovato.

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities is now comprised of eight communities surrounding the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory. Founded in 2011, the Regional Coalition works in partnership to ensure national decisions incorporate local needs and concerns.

The organization’s focus is environmental remediation, regional economic development, site employment and adequate funding for LANL.

Santa Fe’s Mayor David Coss, Chair of the Coalition said, “The Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh is a welcome addition to the Regional Coalition’s Board of Directors. The Pueblo’s input is a critical part of understanding the impact that LANL has on our region. We look forward to their input as we move forward addressing key LANL issues related to environmental cleanup, regional economic development and LANL budget stabilization.”

From a press release