Los Alamos County Council Recognizes Diversity Week Jan. 20-27

Garimella.jpgLos Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore presents a proclamation for Diversity Week to Dr. Madhava Garimella, left, and Anagha Dandekar. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com


In their first proclamation of the year, Los Alamos County Council Tuesday evening declared the week of Jan. 20-27 as Diversity Week in Los Alamos County. The proclamation was presented by Councilor Antonio Maggiore and accepted by Dr. Madhava Garimella and Anagha Dandekar of Voices of Los Alamos.

The proclamation reads as follows:

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 21st, 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; and

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 20 – 27, 2019 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.