Los Alamos County Council Proclaims ‘Keep It Co-op Day’

Los Alamos County Councilor Sean Williams reads a proclamation during the council’s Tuesday night meeting. The proclamation declares Sept. 25 ‘Keep It Co-op Day’ in Los Alamos County, denoting the grand opening of the new Co-Op Park at 1010 Central Ave. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report:

Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation during its regular meeting Tuesday night in Council Chambers.

The proclamation declares Sept. 25 “Keep It Co-op Day”, denoting the grand opening of the new Co-Op Park at 1010 Central Ave.

Councilor Sean Williams read the proclamation, which states:

WHEREAS: The Los Alamos “Keep it Co-op!” association is working to bring awareness of the value co-ops provide to Downtown Los Alamos; and

WHEREAS: Members of the association include Los Alamos Schools Credit Union, Zia Credit Union, Los Alamos Co-operative Market, Little Forest Playschool, Del Norte Credit Union and Bathtub Row Brewing Co-operative; Each member adheres to the cooperative principles of voluntary and open member-ownership, democratic member-owner control, member-owner’s economic participation, autonomy and independence, education, training and information, cooperation among cooperatives, and concern for the community; and

WHEREAS: In the spirit of cooperation, “Keep it Co-Op!” is continuing its investment in Los Alamos and serving co-op members by creating a new “Co-Op Park” adjacent to Los Alamos Schools Credit Union at 1010 Central, which will celebrate its grand opening on September 25th; and

WHEREAS: “Keep it Co-Op!” adheres to the principles of fostering community solidarity and resilience and is committed to offering a people-centered and environmentally just environment; and

WHEREAS: “Co-Op Park” will be a new resource for Los Alamos – featuring live events, a community garden, a space for outdoor youth education or place for community gatherings – and the Council applauds the association’s efforts to bring this new park to downtown Los Alamos;

NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim Saturday, September 25th, 2021 as “KEEP IT CO-OP DAY!” and encourage our citizens to attend the grand opening and enjoy the new park.