Governor Ducey Recognizes Arizona State Employees

News Release

May 5, 2021

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today issued a proclamation recognizing May 5, 2021 as Arizona State Employee Recognition Day to thank state employees for their hard work and dedication to serving Arizonans. 

“State employees have dedicated countless hours to help support Arizonans and ensure their needs are met,” said Governor Ducey. “When the pandemic hit, they stepped up to lead, support and provide information to Arizonans all across the state. Their work does not go unnoticed, and I am thankful for all that they do.”

View a PDF of the proclamation HERE.


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 faced the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Arizona’s state employees stepped up to continue providing service and  support to those in need while working to slow the spread of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, Arizona is immensely grateful to the numerous state employees serving the public on the front lines, and all 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 5, 2021, 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 5, 2021 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 Twenty-First day of April in the year Two Thousand and Twenty-One, and of the Independence of the United States of America the Two Hundred and Forty-Fifth.