Council updates County Manager finalists list as candidate withdraws

Published on November 29, 2023

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The Los Alamos County Council received notification on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from County Manager finalist Gretchen Cassini of her decision to withdraw from consideration for the position. As such, Council has confirmed the shortlist of candidates for the County Manager position moving forward are: 

-      Tracey JeromeSenior Deputy City Manager for the City of El Paso, Texas, and 

-      Anne Laurent,Deputy County Manager for Los Alamos County, New Mexico


Finalists will meet with the public at a meet-and-greet on December 7, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. at Los Alamos Nature Center (2600 Canyon Road, Los Alamos). Residents will have the opportunity to learn more about the candidates in a casual setting. Light refreshments will be served.


The search for a new County Manager began in September after the current County Manager, Steven Lynne, announced his plans to retire in March 2024 after dedicating 28 years of service to the community.