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Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Recognizing the Contributions of Delaware’s Public Servants

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Friday, May 6, 2016



This time each year we recognize the contributions of teachers, law enforcement officers, and the many Delawareans who devote their career to public service. These individuals are often unsung heroes – doing the work that keeps our state running. Some, including correctional officers, police officers, firefighters and first responders, and members of the National Guard, put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe. Others teach and inspire future generations, help the unemployed find work, protect the air and water, plow our streets, care for the sick and vulnerable, and the list goes on.

It’s why it’s so important that we take advantage of opportunities to recognize these men and women from activities around Teacher Appreciation Week to the solemn services held last Wednesday for Police Memorial Day. This past week we also recognized more than 50 state employees for demonstrating extraordinary commitment to the state during the past year. They are people like DelDOT engineers Nicholas Dean and Scott Walls who not only work every day to help keep our roads safe, but they’ve also volunteered their time to meet with more than 1,000 local students to inspire them to become leaders in STEM fields. The members of our Delaware Bayshore Initiative Team are leading efforts to conserve, develop, enhance, and promote the amazing natural resources of the Bayshore. And our Division of Delaware Libraries Emerging Technologies Team is helping transform our libraries to meet the needs of our people in the 21st century.

Reflecting on the sacrifice and recognizing the accomplishments of our public servants reminds us of their contributions to ensure that our government is responsive to peoples’ needs and that it acts in big and small ways to improve the quality of life. Their hard work keeps Delaware moving forward.

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Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Recognizing the Contributions of Delaware’s Public Servants

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Friday, May 6, 2016



This time each year we recognize the contributions of teachers, law enforcement officers, and the many Delawareans who devote their career to public service. These individuals are often unsung heroes – doing the work that keeps our state running. Some, including correctional officers, police officers, firefighters and first responders, and members of the National Guard, put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe. Others teach and inspire future generations, help the unemployed find work, protect the air and water, plow our streets, care for the sick and vulnerable, and the list goes on.

It’s why it’s so important that we take advantage of opportunities to recognize these men and women from activities around Teacher Appreciation Week to the solemn services held last Wednesday for Police Memorial Day. This past week we also recognized more than 50 state employees for demonstrating extraordinary commitment to the state during the past year. They are people like DelDOT engineers Nicholas Dean and Scott Walls who not only work every day to help keep our roads safe, but they’ve also volunteered their time to meet with more than 1,000 local students to inspire them to become leaders in STEM fields. The members of our Delaware Bayshore Initiative Team are leading efforts to conserve, develop, enhance, and promote the amazing natural resources of the Bayshore. And our Division of Delaware Libraries Emerging Technologies Team is helping transform our libraries to meet the needs of our people in the 21st century.

Reflecting on the sacrifice and recognizing the accomplishments of our public servants reminds us of their contributions to ensure that our government is responsive to peoples’ needs and that it acts in big and small ways to improve the quality of life. Their hard work keeps Delaware moving forward.

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Keep up to date by receiving a daily digest email, around noon, of current news release posts from state agencies on news.delaware.gov.

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