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City Manager's Message 11/26/14: Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:13 PM by Mary Bunting

city managerThanksgiving is a special time of year at which we celebrate our many blessings. It is all too easy to get caught up in the every day "hustle and bustle" of our very busy jobs and lives. While we shouldn't wait for Thanksgiving to reflect, this annual holiday does remind us to pause and say thanks to those we care about for the impact they have on our lives.

Each of you are among my many blessings. Like most of you, I spend more time at work than I do with my real family so it is especially gratifying to work with so many talented, dedicated and caring individuals. Each of you has given so much to this organization and, more importantly, our community. For some people a job is simply that. For most of us, however, our job is so much more. We accept our positions of public trust because we believe in service before self and we want to be a part of building an even better community. You work tirelessly to do this, and I thank you for that.

As we move closer toward the end of this calendar year and the beginning of the next, I want to assure you of my commitment to find, and fund, more tangible ways of demonstrating that gratitude. I speak confidently in saying that this commitment is shared by our Council Members who, like me, have immense admiration for the work you do. 

I do hope each of you has a very happy, safe and relaxing holiday with your family and friends. While most of us will get to enjoy an extra long weekend with both Thursday and Friday off, many of our employees will be working to keep us and our city safe. I would like to extend a special thanks to all you who give up time with your families on these days to protect and serve us all. On behalf of a grateful community, please know your sacrifice is understood and valued. Again, Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Mary

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