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The City of Columbia Celebrates Public Service Recognition Week
Posted: May 08, 2017

The City of Columbia Celebrates Public Service Recognition Week
 
The City of Columbia will be celebrating Public Service Recognition Week from May 7 to May 13, 2017. The City would like to honor the public servants from all departments who have contributed to the improvement of the City. All men and women of these departments share a vital role in ensuring that Columbia is at its best, both as a city and as a community.

Public Service Recognition Week is a week that is celebrated every year across the nation in dedication to those who serve the public in various ways. It was first celebrated in 1985 to pay tribute to federal, state, county and local government employees who have made immense contributions to both their community and the country. It is to recognize and bring awareness to the importance of what it means to be a public servant and the impact public servitude has on the community.

Hard work and sacrifice is made by Public Servants every day in order to better the quality of life for all citizens. That is why it is important to acknowledge these individuals for their dedication, while also inspiring others to get involved in Public Service. During this week, many organizations have different ways to observe and celebrate. From writing appreciation letters, to organizing award ceremonies, no gesture is too big or too small when it comes to giving thanks to those working in Public Service. The main objective of this week is to reflect on what it truly means to be a public servant and what people can do to become involved.

That is why we would like to say thank you to all of our City of Columbia employees who have chosen the selfless path of public servitude.

"I am proud to lead our dedicated employees as we work daily to make Columbia a better community for our citizens.  As public servants, we are committed to providing quality municipal services and moving our city to new levels in the future," City Manager Teresa Wilson stated.

For more information, contact the Public and Media Relations Department or visit www.columbiasc.net/pr.
 
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