Hotel Artesia General Manager, Joy Barr, received recognition Tuesday May 13th at the City Council meeting. Fire Chief Hope and Paramedic for AFD, David Watson, honored Joy with a plaque thanking her for her service to the community and dedication, “to those in greatest need… all people near and far.” The recognition came as a complete surprise to Ms. Barr as those honoring her invited her to the council meeting under another pretense. Thank you Joy for your service to Artesia! Joy has managed Hotel Artesia for 12 years. She works diligently to promote the hotel and her town.