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1000 Central Avenue, Suite 350

Mon - Fri

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The County Manager is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the Los Alamos County Council. The County Manager is the chief administrative officer of the County and is responsible to the Council for the administration of all County affairs placed in his charge by state statute, the Charter, County ordinance, or the Council.

County Manager's Office

Harry Burgess

Title: County Manager
Harry BurgessHarry Burgess was hired in October 2011. Prior to this appointment, he has worked in the governmental sector in New Mexico for over seventeen years, including positions as City Administrator in Carlsbad, County Manager for Grant County, and Administrative Services Director for Eddy County. Harry and his family chose to relocate to Los Alamos County due to the many opportunities that the area provides, including a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities, strong local schools, and the global influence of a community that still retains a small-town feel.

Harry has a diverse educational background that covers a variety of issues related to local government. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations (personnel/organizational management), a Master’s degree in Fire and Emergency Management Administration, a Master of Business Administration degree, and a Doctoral degree in Economic Development.

He appreciates the fact that as an employee of local government, his daily efforts are oriented towards improving the community in which he lives. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding Los Alamos County, please contact him via the address or e-mail listed in the left side navigation bar.

Steven Lynne

Title: Deputy County Manager

Steve LynneSteve holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to coming to Los Alamos County, Mr. Lynne worked with public accounting firms in Florida and New Mexico, with an emphasis in auditing local government clients.

Since joining Los Alamos County in February 1996, Steve spent the first 14 years with the County’s Office of Management and Budget rising to Chief Financial Officer in 2000. In 2010, he was promoted to Administrative Services Director/Chief Financial Officer responsible for the performance of the Information Technology, Office of Management and Budget, and the Procurement, Materials Management and Risk Management divisions. In February 2011 he was appointed to one of two Acting Assistant County Administrator positions to assist in the operational oversight of all departments and overall coordination of several of the County’s major projects. In his current position, Steve continues to oversee the Administrative Services Department, as well as the Community Services Department.

As a resident and a public servant, Steve believes it is his job to enhance the quality of life in Los Alamos by effectively implementing the County’s strategic goals and policies. Contact Steve using the information listed in the left side navigation bar.


Administration Staff

Linda Matteson
Assistant to County Manager

Jackie Salazar
Executive Assistant