Public Service in the Spotlight in May

From police to public works and most every public position in between, May is the month that public service is in the spotlight.

In 2020, COVID shined a light on the essential services public workers routinely provide. The tasks usually are not very glamorous. But public service employees often are working around-the-clock so you can rely on those ordinary services that make your everyday life better:

  • Flip a light switch and you know the lights will come on.
  • Turn on a faucet and you know clean water will pour out.
  • Flush the toilet and wastewater is sent to a treatment plant.
  • Drive on roads that are paved, plowed, and in good condition.
  • Call 911 for help and you know qualified police, fire or medical services professionals arrive within moments.

How many times a day do you use one or more of these services? When you are confident that these services will perform as they should and don’t give them a second thought, we know we’ve done our jobs well. At the City of St. Charles, we are all grateful for the opportunity to continue to work for you.

When you’re out and about enjoying springtime in St. Charles and you see a public works crew, police officer or firefighter, be sure to give them a wave—they will appreciate the gesture 😊