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 with a catered lunch.

CHANGE IN VENUE: As of August 2018, while the Mesa Public Library is closed, Lunch with a Leader will be held at Graves Hall/United Church located at 2525 Canyon Rd, Los Alamos, NM.

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 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.

August 21st Lunch with a Leader

Our much-anticipated speaker will be Robert Rhatigan from the University of New Mexico Center for Geospatial Population Studies, the state's data partner for the US Census Bureau. He will discuss the seriousness of the census and what local governments need to do to make sure every household is counted.

New Mexico had the second lowest response rate in the United States in 2010. Rhatigan estimates that a one percent undercount means a loss of $600 million over 10 years for the state in the programs where dollars are allocated by population.