The Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation to the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) during the Tuesday night meeting in Council Chambers.
LARSO is celebrating 25 years running the local senior centers. Councilor Lepsch presented the proclamation to Director Bernadette Lauritzen.
Lauritzen spoke on behalf of the previous three directors who are still living.
“It was their honor to serve the community elders,” Lauritzen said.
Lauritzen said that the memory of her work during the first COVID-19 vaccination event for those 75 years of age and older will remain with her for the rest of her life. She credited current and former staff Amy Vigil, Elizabeth Coons and Abbey Hayward, for serving 10 hour days during a Saturday and Sunday drive-by event in January 2021.
“LARSO forgives the County for recruiting Hayward away from us, she’s really fantastic and deserves it,” Lauritzen said.