FRANKFORT, Ky. (10/7/13) – Governor Steve Beshear has proclaimed the week of Oct. 7, 2013, Public Service Recognition Week in Kentucky. A national celebration that began in 1985, the week is set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees.
Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson presented the proclamation at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda today.
“Today, more than ever, we are consciously aware of the important work our government employees perform,” Lt. Gov. Abramson said. “We invite all Kentuckians to join us in saying ‘thank you’ for the care, dedication and hard work our public servants deliver on our behalf.”
School students throughout the state have shown their appreciation to public employees by participating in the annual Public Service Recognition Poster Contest. More than 2,700 posters, created around the theme “Making a difference every day in every way,” were entered in the contest. The 2013 winners (below) were in attendance today and were recognized by Lt. Gov. Abramson.
• Mary Kate Rakestraw, Age Group: 6-9
Dixon Elementary, Dixon
• Sunny Podbelsek, Age Group: 10-13
Highland Middle School, Louisville
• Erin Walton, Age Group: 14-18
Barren County High School, Glasgow
Personnel Cabinet Secretary Tim Longmeyer, whose agency spearheads the week’s activities said, “Now more than ever, our public servants deserve our support and gratitude. Even with the leanest of resources and manpower, they continue to serve and make life better for all of us.”
Visit the Personnel Cabinet’s website at https://personnel.ky.gov/pages/rewards.aspx to view the artwork of the poster contest winners and for additional information on Public Service Recognition Week, including a toolkit for managers, and little-known facts about services the state provides the citizens of the Commonwealth.
Information provided by the office of Gov. Steve Beshear
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