Making Democracy Work

Lunch with a Leader

General Information

Lunch with a Leader is a monthly program featuring Los Alamos County leaders. The programs are normally scheduled at 11:40 a.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in the upstairs meeting room at the Mesa Public Library, with a catered lunch.

The public is cordially invited to attend. It is not necessary to order lunch.

The catered lunch must be pre-ordered. The total cost is $10, including tax and gratuity. Download the menu and send your order to Karyl Ann Armbruster or call her at 505 661 6605 by the Sunday evening preceding the lunch date. You can just write out what you want to order rather than trying to fill out the form. (EXAMPLE: salad, 1/2 turkey with cheddar on sourdough with avocado.) If you do not hear back from Karyl Ann that she got your order, please send it again or call.

June 18 - Lunch With A Leader

At this month's Lunch with a Leader, Terry Priestly, Chair of the Planning and Zoning Board, will discuss the role of the P&Z to meet the County's goal to create new housing development opportunities.

Terry and his wife, Robin, along with their 3 kids, have been Los Alamos residents for just over 20 years.

Growing up, Terry had the opportunity to live in several states and Puerto Rico. Moving every 2-3 years, Terry attended 12 schools before graduating High School.

Terry has a BS in Chemistry from Christian Brothers University and a MS in Engineering Management. He is a veteran of the US Navy and served as a commissioned Officer in the Navy's Nuclear Submarine Program, spending most of his time either at-sea, or in Washington State. After separating from the Navy, Terry obtained an NRC Senior Reactor Operator's license within the commercial nuclear power industry.

Since arriving in Los Alamos, Terry has been actively involved in several community programs such as Boy Scouts of America, Little League and Leadership Los Alamos.