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State Employee Appreciation Day

May 10, 2023

WHEREAS, public servants play a critical role in providing and supporting the framework within which Alaska’s schools, businesses, and communities can thrive; and

WHEREAS, Alaska is home to thousands of federal, state, and local public servants who work tirelessly every day to serve the people of Alaska; and

WHEREAS, the call to public service is a call to uphold the safety, health, and wellbeing of Alaska’s communities and to work towards a brighter future for all Alaskans; and

WHEREAS, Alaska, the Last Frontier, is unique in its size, population, geography, and infrastructure, presenting unique challenges and opportunities for residents and public servants alike; and

WHEREAS, public service in Alaska requires creativity, innovation, and the ability to solve unique problems and challenges not present elsewhere, as well as the innate and intrinsic motivation to work for the betterment of others; and

WHEREAS, we recognize the service and dedication of Alaska’s hard working public employees who serve and seek to uphold the well-being of all Alaskans.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mike Dunleavy, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim May 7 – 13, 2023 as:

Public Service Recognition Week

and May 10, 2023 as:

State Employee Appreciation Day

in Alaska, and encourage all Alaskans to recognize and appreciate the role public servants play in maintaining the health, safety, and well-being of all Alaskans.

Dated: May 7, 2023