"Please join us at a City Employees Retirement Party"
This past week I had the opportunity to attend the retirement party for Cliff Peterson, who has worked for Orem City for over 33 years. I met his beautiful wife, wonderful daughter, and fun grandchildren at his party.
As I attended, I thought about all of the good efforts and work Cliff has put into his position in the city. He has spent the majority of his working life in efforts for the city and its residents.
I believe that the employees of the City of Orem are one of our most important assets.
I was sorry to learn this week that one of our valued and longtime Fire Fighters, Kevin Wilkey, is leaving our city to take employment elsewhere. He has been a leader in the Fire Department and has done an outstanding job in protecting the citizens of Orem and in helping to meet their medical emergencies.
I value all of our employees and those who serve are city in all of the many departments of the city. Without their efforts and work, our city would not run. Because of their employment, our citizens feel safe and protected, our roads are in good condition, our water turns on at night, our storm water runs off where it is supposed to, and our medical emergencies are handled with skill and expertise.
I wish to thank all those who work in our behalf. I am happy to pay my fair share of taxes to fund the efforts of so many who serve and help us in many different ways.
I believe that we have a beautiful place to live and that we should be thankful for all of the great assets the city workers help to provide and keep functioning for us.
May we all value the efforts of these fine men and women.
I often receive compliments from citizens in behalf of a city employee who worked well with a new business coming into town, a policeman who helped a small child in need, or a utility worker who went out of their way to help a homeowner. This is a often and not a rare event where compliments are given for our employees.
So I just want to pass on to our city employees how much I appreciate and value their efforts in working with all of our citizens to make Orem a great place to live.