Here is to wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Great Holiday Season and a Wonderful New Year!
If you are reading this today, tomorrow or on Sunday that means you are at work when most of the rest of city staff are fortunate enough to be off enjoying the holiday season. Your presence is critical to our city and I am sure I can speak for all the elected officials and your co-workers wishing we could personally say; “THANK YOU and THANK YOU to your loved ones for allowing us to borrow you during a time when you should be with them.” We our now counting on you to protect us, our families, our visitors, our homes and businesses and to provide safe travel. That is a lot of trust and responsibility to be placed on such a small group of dedicated people. We are in great hands!
If you are reading this on Monday, you will know that I let the season creep up on me before I could give you this Holiday wish. Wow! Where did that week go? I promise it will be sent sooner next year!
What a year 2010 was for Springfield leadership. We gained a new County Commissioner, two new City Councilors with a third one coming soon and Christine Lundberg became entrusted as our newest City Mayor. I am confident all of these folks will do a great job and continue to fully support you. We appreciate all the flexibility and understanding the various employee groups have allowed us so we can continue providing the best service possible to our citizens.
The work you do throughout the entire year is nothing short of phenomenal! It truly amazes me when your work is presented to us each and every week. Your dedication and pride is so completely obvious, it makes our mission to represent our citizens easy. Again, please accept this as a thank you for the work you do. So many times throughout the year, I hear from every part of Lane County what a great place Springfield has become. I could not agree more. With so many great people working for the City of Springfield, how could it not be right?
If you celebrate Christmas have a wonderful one! If you were lucky enough to be able to spend time with your family and friends on this special day, take a moment to thank others that could not.
In any case, please enjoy the holiday season. Continue to help others when you are able. After all….. it is the “Springfield Way!”
I know I am not alone when I say: “We hope all of you and your families have a healthy, happy and great New Year!”
Your continued support is appreciated!