County Manager

The County Manager provides the organizational leadership necessary to successfully implement the policy direction of the county council, communicate that direction to the organization and ensure the efficient, effective and economical delivery of county services to Los Alamos County's citizens. The County Manager is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the Los Alamos County Council and is the chief administrative officer, responsible for the administration of all county affairs placed in his charge by state statute, the Charter, county ordinance.


Meet the executive leadership team!

Portrait photograph of County Manager Steve Lynne

Steve Lynne

County Manager

Steve 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. Steve later was promoted to Deputy Manager, and in that position, Steve had oversight of 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.

Portrait photograph of Deputy Manager Anne Laurent

Anne Laurent

Deputy County Manager

Anne Laurent has served communities in both Arizona and Michigan as Project and Facilities Managers and as an Architect, before bringing her breadth of experience to Los Alamos County in 2008. Anne started as the Capital Projects & Facility Director for four years and then became the Community & Economic Development Director, followed by the Public Works Director. She also served as the Acting Deputy County Administrator for a year during that time. In her 14 years working in local government, she earned her MPA from the University of Colorado Denver and has overseen many of our community's largest projects, including the Municipal Building, Pajarito Cliffs Site, the Justice Center, Animal Shelter, White Rock Visitor Center, Nature Center, White Rock Branch Library and Youth Activity Center and the Golf Course Clubhouse, to name a few.

Her leadership, management and technical expertise has generated positive results and change in the community, and she is a great asset to Los Alamos County.

Portrait photograph of Deputy Manager Linda Matteson

Linda Matteson

Deputy County Manager

Linda Matteson started her career as an engineer working on underwater sonar systems for defense contractor, Northrop Grumman before returning to her hometown of Los Alamos to raise her children. She has worked for Los Alamos County for 15 years now, starting in the Library Administrative office, and working her way up through Community Services before moving to the County Manager's Office as the Assistant to the County Manager. In this role Linda has overseen the establishment of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, has directed the efforts to create and implement the Tourism Strategic Plan, served as the Acting Community Services Director for a year, and the Acting Deputy County Manager since July.

Her unique set of skills and experience, combined with her tenacity in solving multifaceted problems and drive to provide exceptional leadership across the organization are invaluable to Los Alamos County.