Gilmore Announces Virginia Public Service Week
Posted: May 9, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
By proclamation, Gov. Jim Gilmore has designated May 7-13, 2001, as Virginia Public Service Week. In addition to calling the public’s attention to the valuable work performed by the commonwealth’s approximately 143,000 state employees, the proclamation also stresses the contributions of public sector employees working in the federal government, as well as counties and municipalities throughout Virginia.
“It is important that we recognize the important work of our local, state, and federal government employees,” says Gilmore. “These employees deserve credit for ensuring that the valuable services necessary to effectively manage the commonwealth are provided to all citizens throughout Virginia. It is my desire that, through Virginia Public Service Week, all Virginians will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the work performed by our public servants.”
Public service employees work in federal, state, and local organizations throughout Virginia providing assistance with education, commerce, trade, health, transportation, public safety, natural resources, and many other areas of service.