Friends surrounding Georgia Strickfaden at Tuesday evening’s Los Alamos County Council meeting where she received a proclamation from Councilor Pete Sheehey are, from left, Kelly Stewart, Ryn Herrmann, Linda Matteson and Melissa Arias. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com
Los Alamos County Council recognized Georgia Strickfaden of Atomic City Tours Tuesday for her years of service and contributions to the community during their regular meeting and declared Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 “Georgia Strickfaden Day” in Los Alamos Council.
The proclamation, which was presented to Strickfaden by Councilor Pete Sheehey, reads as follows:
“WHEREAS: The County Council wishes to acknowledge the valuable contributions of Georgia Strickfaden for three decades of service to our community; and
WHEREAS: Georgia has been “the driver” for almost 35 years for Atomic City Tours, offering riders exclusive insights and entertaining stories about the history of Los Alamos; and
WHEREAS: Georgia’s enthusiasm to share with others the history, location and people of Los Alamos shines through in all that she does – she has cultivated a deep knowledge about the rich history of Northern New Mexico and been a valuable resource for history docents throughout the State; and
WHEREAS: We are so proud that Georgia was recognized and honored by the New Mexico Hospitality Association as “New Mexico Tourism Professional of the Year” in 2016 – it is a testimony to her passion and commitment; and
WHEREAS: Now that Georgia has decided to finally step down from her familiar yellow van and enjoy a well-served retirement, it is fitting for our community to recognize the thousands of hours that Georgia has spent helping both visitors and locals “Discover Los Alamos”;
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby recognize and proclaim Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 as “GEORGIA STRICKFADEN DAY” and ask our residents to join us in celebrating this special day honoring Georgia for her years of service and devotion in promoting Los Alamos. We wish Georgia and her husband Gerry a long, happy retirement surrounded by friends and family, making history and enjoying many more wonderful adventures.