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 Deputy Manager Anne Laurent

Anne Laurent

County Manager

Anne Laurent has served communities in both Arizona and Michigan as Project and Facilities Managers and as a licensed 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 16 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. Anne was named Deputy County Manager in 2021 and County Manager in March 2024 following the retirement of Steven Lynne. She is an International City Manager Association Credentialed Manager Candidate, Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD).

Her leadership, management and technical expertise has generated positive results and change in the community.

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.