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Gov. Hickenlooper recognizes state Employees with proclamation

 

Monday, May 2, 2011 -- Gov. John Hickenlooper today issued a proclamation to honor state Employees, declaring this first week of May as Public Service Recognition Week. He also declared Wednesday, May 4, as State Employee Recognition Day.

“Without these public servants at every level, continuity would be impossible in a democracy that regularly changes its leaders and elected officials,” Hickenlooper wrote in the proclamation.

Public Service Recognition Week is set aside annually to honor public Employees and to educate people about the many ways government workers help the communities they live and work in. A designated week provides an excellent opportunity to recognize state Employees and to express appreciation for one another as they serve the people of Colorado.

To celebrate the important contributions of state Employees, the Governor’s Office and the Department of Personnel & Administration are hosting a reception to recognize a small group of state Employees from various agencies for the invaluable contributions they make to Colorado.

WHEN: 8 a.m., Thursday, May 5, 2011
WHERE: 225 E. 16th Ave., Denver
WHAT: Curious Coffee, a small coffee shop in the building, will donate coffee and bagels for the state Employee reception.

Here is the language used in Gov. Hickenlooper’s proclamation issued today:

WHEREAS, Americans are served every single day by public servants at the federal, state, county and city levels; and
WHEREAS, these unsung heroes do the work that keeps our nation working; and
WHEREAS, public employees take not only jobs, but oaths; and
WHEREAS, many public servants, including military personnel, police officers, firefighters, border patrol officers, embassy employees, health care professionals and others, risk their lives each day in service to the people of the United States and around the world; and
WHEREAS, public servants include teachers, doctors and scientists, train conductors and astronauts, nurses and safety inspectors, laborers, computer technicians and social workers, and countless other occupations; and
WHEREAS, day in and day out they provide the diverse services demanded by the American people of their government with efficiency and integrity; and
WHEREAS, without these public servants at every level, continuity would be impossible in a democracy that regularly changes its leaders and elected officials;
Therefore, I, John Hickenlooper, Governor of the State of Colorado, do hereby proclaim May
1-7, 2011,
PUBLIC SERVICE RECOGNITION WEEK