Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Susan O’Leary, center right, presents a proclamation to the local diversity group ‘One Los Alamos’ declaring the Week of Jan. 15-21, 2017 as ‘Diversity Week’ in Los Alamos County. One Los Alamos members include Ryn Herrman, Heidi Rogers, Madhavi Garimella, Sandra Tobin, Elena Giorgi and Anagha Dandekar. The group explained: ‘One Los Alamos is people of Los Alamos County interested in promoting thoughtful, civil dialogue around our diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and identities in order to champion shared values and interests that can strengthen our community,’ The group’s Facebook page that people are welcome to join is One Los Alamos.Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Members of the local diversity group ‘One Los Alamos’ address Council after receiving a declaration proclaiming the Week of Jan. 15-21, 2017 as ‘Diversity Week’ in Los Alamos County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation to the local diversity group declaring the Week of Jan. 15-21, 2017 as ‘Diversity Week’ in Los Alamos County.
WHEREAS: Our community’s success depends upon making everyone living in Los Alamos County feel welcome and included; and
WHEREAS: We are fortunate to have a rich and diverse culture here in Los Alamos, with a wealth of knowledge and fresh perspectives that bring neighbors together to discuss new or differing ideas using thoughtful, civil discourse; we appreciate and respect all opinions, regardless of race, gender, identity and personal beliefs; and
WHEREAS: We recognize the key role that diversity and inclusion has played in our history during the days of the Manhattan Project, which brought together some of the greatest minds and talent from around the world to Los Alamos to live and work side by side; and
WHEREAS: Monday, January 16th, denotes a special federal holiday for an individual who embraced the driving need for diversity in our nation’s culture – Martin Luther King Jr. – and thus there is no better time to recognize and celebrate diversity here in our local community.
WHEREAS: When we stand together, we create a vibrant culture and growing economy, which in turn makes Los Alamos County more prosperous and more inclusive for everyone, including those wishing to make Los Alamos their home;
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim the Week of January 15-21, 2017 as “DIVERSITY WEEK” in Los Alamos County. We urge our citizens to come together this week in celebration, as we focus on building a stronger, united community for everyone to enjoy.