Governor Jim Justice honored more than 600 hundred state employees at a Public Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, May 7.
Governor Justice commended the employees on their careers of service.
“Today we recognize you, we recognize your great service,” Gov. Justice said. “I truly mean it when I say how great you really are. I can never thank you enough because, in your own way, you’re patriots,” Gov. Justice said. “You have served us and you have served us for an incredible amount of time.”
The annual ceremony recognizes employees, across all state agencies, who have put in at least 30 years of working for West Virginia, specifically honoring those celebrating milestone anniversaries of service, ranging from 30 years and up in 5-year increments.
This year, a total of 607 employees cerebrated one of these milestone anniversaries. The breakdown of that total is as follows:
• 30-year employees: 310
• 35-year employees: 153
• 40-year employees: 114
• 45-year employees: 24
• 50-year employees: 6
Honorees with 30 or more years under their belt will receive a lapel pin from the governor. Anyone with at least 20 years of service across state government will receive a certificate.
National Public Service Recognition Week continues through May 11.