In praise of public employees: Florida City Government Week October 18-24, 2021

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm
Reporter – News Analyst
October 6, 2021

The October 5, 2021 Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) meeting was the setting for Mayor Lednovich’s delivery of a Proclamation recognizing “Florida City Government Week –  October 18-24, 2021.”  More than 30 City employees from all departments packed the Chamber to receive praise, thanks and well wishes from City Commissioners for the high level of service they perform on behalf of the City’s citizens.


WHEREAS, across the State of Florida, municipal governments provide a higher level of service than any other form of government, is closest to its citizens, and has the greatest direct daily impact upon its residents; and

WHEREAS, municipal government facilitates grass roots democracy and provides numerous services and programs that enhance its’ residents quality of life, all of which and makes their city their home; and

WHEREAS, city government is administered for and by its citizens, and is dependent upon public commitment to and understanding of its many roles and responsibilities; and

WHEREAS, city government officials and employees share the responsibility to pass along the understanding of public services and their essential benefits; and

WHEREAS, Florida City Government Week offers an important opportunity for elected officials and city staff to spread the word to all citizens of Florida that they shape, develop and influence this branch of government through educational partnerships, civic partnerships, and much more.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Michael Lednovich, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Fernandina Beach, Florida, do hereby declare the week of October 18-24, 2021:


and hereby encourage all citizens, city government officials, and employees to participate in events that recognize and celebrate Florida City Government Week.