NO. R-188. Joint resolution designating the first week of May 2005 as Public Service Recognition Week in Vermont.
Offered by: Representatives Partridge of Windham, Adams of Hartland, Allaire of Rutland City, Allard of St. Albans Town, Ancel of Calais, Aswad of Burlington, Atkins of Winooski, Audette of S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Barnard of Richmond, Bartlett of Dover, Bohi of Hartford, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Botzow of Pownal, Branagan of Georgia, Brennan of Colchester, Brooks of Montpelier, Canfield of Fair Haven, Chen of Mendon, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Clark of Vergennes, Clarkson of Woodstock, Condon of Colchester, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Corcoran of Bennington, Cross of Winooski, Darrow of Dummerston, Deen of Westminster, DePoy of Rutland City, Donaghy of Poultney, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Dostis of Waterbury, Dowland of Holland, Dunsmore of Georgia, Edwards of Brattleboro, Emmons of Springfield, Endres of Milton, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fisher of Lincoln, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Gervais of Enosburg, Grad of Moretown, Green of Berlin, Haas of Rochester, Head of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Hosford of Waitsfield, Howard of Rutland City, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hube of Londonderry, Hudson of Lyndon, Hunt of Essex, Hutchinson of Randolph, Jerman of Essex, Jewett of Ripton, Johnson of South Hero, Johnson of Canaan, Keenan of St. Albans City, Kennedy of Chelsea, Keogh of Burlington, Kilmartin of Newport City, Kiss of Burlington, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Klein of East Montpelier, Koch of Barre Town, Komline of Dorset, Krawczyk of Bennington, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Larocque of Barnet, Larrabee of Danville, Larson of Burlington, LaVoie of Swanton, Lawrence of Lyndon, Leriche of Hardwick, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Lorber of Burlington, Louras of Rutland City, Maier of Middlebury, Malcolm of Pawlet, Marcotte of Coventry, Marek of Newfane, Marron of Stowe, Martin of Springfield, Martin of Wolcott, Masland of Thetford, McCullough of Williston, McFaun of Barre Town, McLaughlin of Royalton, Metzger of Milton, Milkey of Brattleboro, Miller of Shaftsbury, Miller of Elmore, Minter of Waterbury, Molloy of Arlington, Monti of Barre City, Mook of Bennington, Morley of Barton, Morrissey of Bennington, Myers of Essex, Nease of Johnson, Niquette of Colchester, Nitka of Ludlow, Nuovo of Middlebury, Obuchowski of Rockingham, O’Donnell of Vernon, Orr of Charlotte, Otterman of Topsham, Parent of St. Albans City, Pellett of Chester, Perry of Richford, Peterson of Williston, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Potter of Clarendon, Pugh of S. Burlington, Randall of Troy, Reese of Pomfret, Rodgers of Glover, Rusten of Halifax, Schiavone of Shelburne, Seibert of Norwich, Shand of Weathersfield, Sharpe of Bristol, Shaw of Derby, Smith of New Haven, Smith of Morristown, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Sweaney of Windsor, Symington of Jericho, Tracy of Burlington, Trombley of Grand Isle, Valliere of Barre City, Westman of Cambridge, Winters of Swanton, Winters of Williamstown, Wright of Burlington, Young of Orwell and Zuckerman of Burlington.
Whereas, since 1985, the first week of May has been celebrated as Public Service Recognition Week in honor of the men and women who serve the United States as federal, state, and local government employees, and
Whereas, Congress and President Bush have designated Public Service Recognition Week to educate citizens concerning the essential nature of the services which public employees perform and provide the citizenry, and
Whereas, public employees serve Vermonters every day, and our citizens have consistently endorsed the quality and accessibility of Vermont’s public services, and
Whereas, public sector employees maintain our roads and bridges; deliver essential services to families, the elderly, veterans, persons with disabilities, and other Vermonters in need; ensure quality education for our children; preserve our natural environment and historic heritage; guarantee the public safety through law enforcement activities and emergency response services; promote economic development, including assisting Vermonters in finding jobs and improving their employment skills; safeguarding our public health; and caring for the most vulnerable in our society, and
Whereas, without dedicated civil servants, there would not be any continuity of governmental services when changes occur within the elected leadership structures of our democracy, and
Whereas, recognition of governmental employees encourages more persons to consider public service as an honorable career choice, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly is pleased to recognize the dedication and outstanding contributions of all Vermont’s federal, state, and municipal employees on behalf of the citizens of Vermont, and be it further
Resolved: That the General Assembly designates the first week of May 2005 as Public Service Recognition Week in Vermont, and be it further
Resolved: That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Governor James Douglas, the Vermont State Employees’ Association, the Vermont NEA, and the Vermont AFL-CIO as the representatives of these dedicated public servants.
The Vermont General Assembly
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