Governor proclaims May 5-9
The Office of the Governor
WHEREAS, public employees at the federal, state, county and city levels dedicate their careers to public service by contributing to professional industries, such as health care, education, public safety, conservation, and national defense; and
WHEREAS, these dedicated public servants perform their duties with compassion, professionalism and a commitment to those they serve; and
WHEREAS, the importance of public service provided by public employees and volunteers is too often forgotten or ignored; and
WHEREAS, it is appropriate to designate a Public Employee Recognition Week to honor and recognize all public employees and remind the citizens of Idaho of the importance of public service; and
WHEREAS, Idaho is honored to join other states across the nation during the week of May 5th through 9th, 2008, to extend our appreciation and gratitude to all public employees for their continued spirit of dedication;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, C. L. "Butch" OTTER, Governor of the State of Idaho, do hereby proclaim May 5th through 9th, 2008, to be PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION WEEK and May 7th, 2008, to be STATE EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION DAY in Idaho.