Alamosa proclaims municipal week


ALAMOSA — Joining municipalities around the state, Alamosa will be celebrating Colorado Cities and Towns Week September 10-16 with community events.

The Alamosa city council also commemorated the week with a proclamation during its September 5th meeting.

Alamosa City Councilor Liz Hensley had the honor of reading the proclamation. She also serves as vice president of the Colorado Municipal League Executive Board. She said she was proud of the City of Alamosa and its staff for making a difference through their work in the community and was glad the city was celebrating this week.

Councilman Michael Carson addressed the city staff and said, “I am continuously impressed with you guys … I am very impressed. You guys are awesome.” He said he wanted the residents of the community to know “the city staff does work hard for them every day.”

Alamosa Mayor Ty Coleman added that the majority of the CEO’s of successful companies and corporations will attribute their companies’ success to their people, and the City of Alamosa is successful because of its employees as well. “Keep up the great work,” he said.

The proclamation for Colorado Cities and Towns Week Sept. 10-16 also recognizes the dedication of those who work in municipal government and how important their daily efforts are, especially since municipal government has the most direct daily impact on residents’ lives. “Municipal government is administered for and by its citizens and is dependent upon public commitment to and understanding of its many responsibilities,” the proclamation states.

Public events planned for the week include Fire Safety Lunch and Learn on September 13th at noon at the Alamosa Fire Department, 425 East 4th Street and Story Time highlighting city services on September 14th at 10 a.m. for infants/toddlers and 10:45 a.m. for preschool-aged children at the Alamosa Public Library, 300 Hunt Avenue.