Governor Ducey Recognizes State Employees

News Release

May 6, 2020

PHOENIX Governor Doug Ducey declared today, May 6, 2020, Arizona State Employee Recognition Day to thank state employees for their service to the people of Arizona.

“The work of state employees is as important as ever today, as Arizona, our nation, and the world battle COVID-19,” said Governor Ducey. “Addressing this emergency has required states to adapt and act with urgency to protect public health, and I’m continually impressed and inspired by the way state employees have stepped up and answered this call. 

“From getting benefits and resources to families and individuals in need; making sure at-risk children are safe and cared for; protecting public health and safety; supporting health workers and our tribal nations; disseminating critical information to the public; maintaining our roads, highways and infrastructure; ensuring that essential government functions continue and much more, the work of the women and men of state government is making a real difference, and I’m immensely grateful for all that they do.”

View a PDF of the proclamation HERE.

Text of the proclamation can be viewed below. 


WHEREAS, Arizona’s state employees make a significant contribution to the well-being and quality of life for all citizens of our state; and

WHEREAS, Arizona is served by an empowered workforce of highly engaged and creative individuals who dedicate every day to serving our customers’ needs and earning the taxpayers’ trust in many essential areas including ensuring world-class education, driving economic opportunity, championing the health of people, protecting life and property, and conserving our  natural resources; and

WHEREAS, as the state, nation, and world are faced with the impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency, Arizona’s state employees have stepped up to continue providing service and  support to those in need while working to slow the spread of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, in this time, Arizona is immensely grateful to the numerous state employees serving the public on the front lines and all of our state employees for their efforts to keep others safe and healthy; and

WHEREAS, state employees embody the “spirit of service” that helps make Arizona a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play, serves as a model to other states, counties, cities, and the federal government, and will lead Arizona into the future; and

WHEREAS, Arizona is pleased to join other states across the nation on May 6, 2020, to express special appreciation and gratitude for their hard work and dedication to serving the citizens of our state.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Douglas A. Ducey, Governor of the State of Arizona, do hereby proclaim May 6, 2020, as


and encourage all Arizonans to recognize state employees for their hard work and dedication to the people of Arizona.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Arizona


DONE at the Capitol in Phoenix on this fifth day of May in the year Two Thousand and Twenty and of the Independence of the United States of America the Two Hundred and Forty-Fourth.