Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed a proclamation recently which declares May 5-11 as Public Service Recognition Week. This proclamation comes shortly after President Donald Trump announced a week of Public Service Recognition for the United States.
Public Service Recognition Week
Public Service Recognition Week has been celebrated in May every year across the United States since 1985. Americans take this week to appreciate and thank hardworking citizens who sacrifice their time to give back to the community.
“State of Missouri employees and public servants throughout our state have the great responsibility and privilege that comes with public service — to make a difference in people’s lives,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Public service is challenging, rewarding, and purposeful. At the State of Missouri, our purpose is to first and foremost take care of our fellow Missourians and provide them with the services they need. State employees carry out this duty selflessly, often for people they may never see, may never talk to, or may never meet.” 
We signed a proclamation declaring May 5-11, 2019, to be #PublicServiceRecognitionWeek in the State of Missouri.
— Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) May 6, 2019
Working a job in the public service industry is often underappreciated, but Governor Parson wanted to personally thank committed public service employees in the state of Missouri. In two future ceremonies, Parson will recognize the work of public service employees. He will be handing out Governor’s Awards for Quality and Productivity at a ceremony that will be held on May 7 in the Missouri Capitol building. The Governor’s Award for Quality and Productivity is a team award for groups of employees who have shown ingenuity, efficiency, and improvement in Missouri.
Awards and Ceremonies
Missouri’s Employees of the Month, who were named so from May 2018 to April 2019, and those who received the 2018 Missouri State Employee Awards of Distinction will be celebrated at a ceremony in the Governors Mansion on May 13.
“Public servants are driven by an inner desire to give back to others and offer a helping hand to anyone in need,” said Office of Administration Commissioner Sarah Steelman. “I see that every day working side-by-side with State of Missouri employees. Across our state, these public servants come to work ready, willing, and committed to serving their fellow Missourians. I’m happy to see the Governor honor their dedication with this proclamation.”
- ^“Governor Parson Honors State of Missouri Employees with Proclamation Declaring Public Service Recognition Week in Missouri | Governor Michael L. Parson.” 6 May. 2019, governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/governor-parson-honors-state-missouri-employees-proclamation-declaring. (go back↩)