Council Proclaims Sept. 15-24 As Welcoming Week

The Family YMCA board members and staff, including Executive Director Linda Daly, right, receive a proclamation Tuesday evening from County Councilor Pete Sheehey, right, that recognizes Sept. 15-24 as ‘Welcoming Week’. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey presented a proclamation during the regular County Council meeting Tuesday night that honors Sept. 15-24 as “Welcoming Week.”

The proclamation was presented to the staff and board members of The Family YMCA.


WHEREAS: Welcoming Week is a national celebration of a growing movement of communities that embrace new Americans and their contributions to the social fabric of our country, bringing together immigrants and U.S. born residents to promote cross-cultural understanding and raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone; and


WHEREAS: Our local Y will be participating in Welcoming Week from September 15 – 24 in support of the national program, which was created by the national YMCA of the USA’s national partner, Welcoming America, and the Council wishes to support their outreach efforts for this program at the local government level; and


WHEREAS: With our diverse and multi-cultural community here in Los Alamos, it is important that everyone feels valued and supported so that they may fully participate; and


WHEREAS: By working together and creating a welcoming environment, we are united in our efforts to build a stronger Los Alamos; and


WHEREAS: The Y will be hosting educational events with local businesses and organizations to celebrate diversity and foster community cohesion;


NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim the Week of September 15 – 24, 2017 as “Welcoming Week” in Los Alamos County, and encourage our residents to support the Y in their efforts.