Council Proclaims Sept. 13-22 ‘Welcoming Week’

Los Alamos Family YMCA Teen Center Director George Marsden, third from right, accepts a proclamation from Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore, second from right, during the Tuesday night council meeting. The proclamation declares Sept. 13-22 ‘Welcoming Week’ in Los Alamos County. Joining Marsden were a number of YMCA representatives including Executive Director Rob Wilkinson, second from left. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation, which declares Sept. 13-22 “Welcoming Week” in Los Alamos County, during the Tuesday night council meeting.

Councilor Antonio Maggiore read the proclamation:

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 13-22 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 September 13-22, 2019 as “WELCOMING WEEK”

in Los Alamos County, and encourage our residents to support the Y in their efforts.