REDDING HQ - Business Manager & Secretary Treasurer Chris Darker issued a statement regarding Public Service Week 2018.
Public Service Recognition Week has been celebrated the first week of May since 1985 to honor the women and who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government and members of our uniformed services in the United States.
Throughout the country, mayors, governors, agency leaders, communities and public service organizations participate in PSRW by issuing proclamations, hosting award ceremonies and special tribute events, and delivering messages about the value of public service.
The United Public Employees of California serves those who serve our communities. We represent the women and men who work for our local government agencies and tackle some of the most important challenges and opportunities facing our communities. Our members lead efforts to cure diseases and prevent epidemics. They support small businesses and struggling communities to strengthen our economy. They promote student achievement and ensure equal access to quality education. They provide public safety through law enforcement and fire protection, provide clean water, produce power for our homes and work, and pave the streets to get us safely there and back again.
Our public service employees do all these things and much more with a sense of patriotism, ingenuity, persistence and a strong commitment to help others. During Public Service Recognition Week, we celebrate all the women and men who have answered the call to serve our communities as public service employees.
Many of us in America routinely thank our uniformed military personnel for their service. I want to encourage all of us to thank all our local public service personnel in the same respectful manner.
I ask all of you to personally and individually thank them by extending a handshake in thanks, offer words of praise, or write a simple note of thanks in a display of respect and appreciation that they so seldom receive yet so richly deserve.