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City of Reno celebrates Public Service Recognition Week

Post Date:05/04/2018 2:25 PM

The City of Reno is honoring longtime public servants whose remarkable work is making life better for our region during Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) on May 6-12, 2018.

Celebrated since 1985, PSRW is a nationwide public education campaign honoring the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. Each year the President and Congress designate the first full week of May as PSRW, and activities are held nationwide in celebration of public employees who put service above self.

Next week, more than 30 City of Reno employees will receive special certificates for their 25 or more years of service with the organization. 

“I’d like to especially dedicate this week to the hardworking men and women not only in Reno, but also Sparks, Washoe County, and all public employees across Nevada,” Reno City Manager Sabra Newby said. “From our first responders to those who occupy our city halls, we appreciate you very much.”

City of Reno - By the Numbers:

  • The Reno Fire Department responded to more than 40,000 calls for service in 2017, the most in the 129-year history of the department.
  • In 2017, the Reno Police Department was on scene at more than 140,000 incidents, which equates to 20,000 more incidents compared to the previous year, a 17.4% increase.
  • The Community Development Department will process approximately 10,500 permits this fiscal year. Field inspectors will conduct nearly 61,000 inspections. And Community Development is on track to grant occupancy to more than 1,500 new single-family dwellings, 350 new commercial buildings and more than 1,500 multi-family dwellings.
  • The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department maintains 87 parks (54 restrooms; 78 playground structures; 264 acres of turf) and 1,900 acres of open space (16 miles of maintained trails).
  • The Public Works Department maintains 710 miles of paved roads, 784 miles of sanitary sewer pipes, 530 miles of storm drain line, 30 sewer lift stations and more than 200 buildings, 650 vehicles and 300 traffic signals.