Public Service Recognition Week

Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is an annual event organized annually by the Public Employees Roundtable (PER). During the week, employees will be honored across the nation on the federal, state, county and local government level. Public servants do amazing things in the United States and around the world--as well as in the City of Falls Church.

We're spotlighting a few City of Falls Church employees during Public Service Recognition week. Watch Facebook and Twitter for the spotlights, too.

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We’re gearing up for our annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival! Will we see you there? If we do, here are a few representatives of the Special Events crew who work year-round to bring safe, successful, and fun celebrations to The Little City! We just had to give this team a shout-out during Public Service Recognition Week!

From left to right: Andy (Sheriff’s Office), Greg (Police Department), Adrian (Police Department), Mike (Emergency Management), Henry (Fire Marshal), Matt (Sheriff), Mike (FCCTV), Mary (Chief of Police), Lance (Police Department), Joe (Emergency Management), Maggie (Office of Communications), Eric (Police Department), Amy (Recreation and Parks), Markus (Police Department), Brandon (Recreation and Parks), and Katharine (Recreation and Parks).

Say hi if you see them, or any City staff, working the Memorial Day Parade and Festival this year!

PSRW 2023

City Council members make up the faces you see on Monday nights in Council Chambers at the dais or during work sessions, but this team behind the scenes (and sometimes in front of them) works around the clock to ensure the about 50 Council Meetings a year run smoothly.

This Public Service Recognition Week, we thank our City Council Meetings Team! Here are representatives from the departments that make the meetings happen: Wyatt (City Manager), Cindy (Deputy City Manager), Sophie (City Clerk’s Office), Veronica (Deputy City Clerk), Celeste (City Clerk), Michael (FCCTV), Justin (FCCTV), Sally (City Attorney), Kiran (Finance), and Gennadii (IT Services).

The next time you're at a City Council Meeting or tune in virtually, say hi to these folks if you see them!

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The City’s Social Equity Action Team – or SEAT – is a committee of 10 employees from many different departments. They celebrate diversity and inclusion and actively restructure policies, procedures, and programs to positively impact social equity. In short, this team works to help the City better serve the community, striving to ensure everyone has a seat at the table.

This Public Service Recognition Week, we wanted to thank and spotlight SEAT for having the difficult conversations and persevering through vital work.

Representative team members pictured from left to right: Jenny (Library), Nate (IT Services), Joe (Emergency Management), Steve (Human Resources), Niki (Treasurer’s Office), and Matt (Public Works).