Public Involvement & Facilitation

Los Alamos County Public Involvement Process

Los Alamos County was faced with a mandate to close their unpermitted landfill within two years.

Ms Chaplin, in her previous role working for Environmental Health Associates, Inc. worked with the County to create an extensive communications plan for the stakeholder engagement process.

The process resulted in a new, unforeseen alternative to build a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified Transfer Station.  It was the first transfer station to receive LEED certification.

Implementation of the Communications Plan included:

  • Facilitation of focus meetings to review issues and options which were critical to the public support that the project enjoyed
  • Presentations to civic groups
  • Stakeholder interviews
  • A project web page, radio interview