Press Release Harrisburg, PA – In appreciation of the important work that state employees perform for Pennsylvania and its residents, Governor Tom Wolf proclaimed today, May 4, as ‘State Employee Recognition Day.’“Today, we thank our fellow Pennsylvanians who have chosen careers in public service,” Governor Wolf said. “They are the people who plow our roads in the winter, care for our sick and vulnerable citizens in their times of need and put their lives on the line to protect our communities.”In his proclamation, Wolf gives examples of the many duties state employees fulfill, such as protecting public safety and health, caring for the less fortunate, maintaining safe roads, enforcing laws, safeguarding the environment, licensing professionals and businesses, preserving our historical, natural and cultural resources.The governor also lauded state employees for their generosity through the annual State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA), which raised over $3 million for charitable organizations last year, as well as the annual Holiday Wish Program, which donates gifts each year to hundreds of families in need.“It is important that we recognize the many things that state employees do that make our lives better each day,” said Wolf. “Through our GO-TIME initiative, we are working to engage state employees at all levels in ways to make government work better for those we serve.”PROCLAMATIONSTATE EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION DAYMay 4, 2016WHEREAS, commonwealth employees are dedicated public servants who perform their jobs with professionalism, compassion, and pride; andWHEREAS, commonwealth employees are responsible for protecting public safety and health, caring for the less fortunate, enforcing laws, safeguarding the environment, building and maintaining roads, promoting economic growth, licensing professionals and businesses, and preserving historical and cultural resources; andWHEREAS, millions of Pennsylvanians benefit from the services provided each day by commonwealth employees; andWHEREAS, commonwealth employees support Government that Works in Pennsylvania by serving as responsible stewards of taxpayer funds and engaging in efforts to improve operations and enhance service delivery throughout state agencies; andWHEREAS, many commonwealth employees support the well-being of their communities through acts of volunteerism and charity, including contributing millions of dollars to nearly one thousand worthwhile organizations through the State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA) and donating hundreds of gifts to families and seniors through the Holiday Wish Program; andWHEREAS, on behalf of all Pennsylvanians, it is with great pride that I recognize the contributions of commonwealth employees as part of national public employee appreciation efforts during the first week of May.THEREFORE, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim May 4, 2016, as STATE EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION DAY and I encourage all citizens to express gratitude to our state employees for their dedication to public service.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Proclaims May 4 as ‘State Employee Recognition Day’ SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 04, 2016
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Special event and Super Nationals awards comprise the TomCat Performance IMCA contingency program again this season.Feature winners at 80 designated specials, covering all eight sanctioned divisions, and Modified heat winners at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s will receive quick disconnect throttle rod assemblies.Certificates will be mailed from the IMCA home office after special results are received, and beginning the week after the Sept. 5-10 Super Nationals.A six-year IMCA marketing partner, TomCat Performance is the wholesale division and inhouse brand of Carolina Racing Supply in Mooresville, N.C.“TomCat has been a big proponent of providing racers with quality products and we’ll help facilitate that again this year with their throttle linkages,” promised IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Winning a big race is a great accomplishment and the TomCat program helps recognize that.”More information is available by calling Carolina Racing Supply at 704 662-8299, on Facebook and at the www.carolinaracingsupply.com website.
Photo: Lisa Bush, left, and Cindy Haapanen present the cultural plan to a full audience and City Council on Monday night – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caAfter almost four years in the making, the Cultural Plan Final Report is complete.- Advertisement – Chief Consultant Cindy Haapanen presented the 200 page document on Monday night to City Council. Spokesperson for the Fort St. John Community Arts Council Lisa Bush says arts and culture is a vital part of Fort St. John’s economy. [asset|aid=999|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e3134b6b3f70d9a50d85fd0e59a742ec-Lisa Bush 1_1_Pub.mp3] The plan was initiated May 2005 with a presentation to City Council for support. It asked for a resolution that the Cultural policy be approved in prinicpal and that funding be included in the 2006 capital budget.Advertisement In August of last year, the City requested the final plan be presented, outlining its key goals, visions and responsibilities. Haapanen detailed ten goals in the plan, one being cultural sustainabiity. [asset|aid=1000|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e3134b6b3f70d9a50d85fd0e59a742ec-Haapanen 1_1_Pub.mp3] The plan’s study objectives were to describe the importance of culture in Fort St. John. It aimed at identifying options like building opportunities and creating a vision for the short and long-term future. Advertisement City Council will draw up a report for its next steps on the cultural plan.