It's easy to take the people who work for our cities and counties for granted. The reality is, most people don't interact with government employees because they want to usually something has forced their hand. Usually that something is a mundane but irritating task, such as obtaining a building permit or paying the sewer or trash bill.
However our city and county employees deserve a little love once in a while. They help fulfill the essential services we demand and expect from government. Government employees often work thankless jobs with little or no fanfare for less money than they could make in the private sector.
And, while Huron County and Norwalk have had their government scandals over the years, for the most part those who go into public service do so for the right reasons to serve the public.
So, the city and county leaders are honoring their employees this week during the Second Annual Public Employees Recognition Week. A number of fun events, competitions and cookouts have taken place as a treat for employees of the city and county. These events also serve to build camaraderie between the employees and, after the tough year some departments have suffered, it is sorely needed.
We extend a thank you to all those who work so hard to make our city and county work so well.