WHEREAS, service to others is a hallmark of American character; and
WHEREAS, various storms have caused catastrophic damage to many of our southern states over the past year; and
WHEREAS, members of our Piqua Power Department and Fire Department have come to the aide of these states, and those recently deployed to the southern region were: Captain Kevin Ganger of the Piqua Fire Department and Ohio Task Force 1 as well as Kevin Grinstead, Justin Foutz, Dan Cline and Don Nash of the Power Department; and
WHEREAS, these public servants voluntarily leave their positions in Piqua, as well as their families, to serve other communities that have been hit hard by disasters; and
WHEREAS, it is the City of Piqua’s employees/first responders who are deserving of special recognition and appreciation for all they do for other communities hit hard by these disasters; and
WHEREAS, it is important to fully recognize the scale and scope of these particular disasters because it truly demonstrates the skill, expertise and professionalism that is required from our employees as they enter communities hit hard with floods, power outages, as well as a multitude of other needs including the saving of lives; and
WHEREAS, the City of Piqua is very proud of these employees and thank them for the dedication to our community; as well as their service to others.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Kathryn B. Hinds, Mayor of the City of Piqua, Ohio do hereby thank our City of Piqua Employees past and present for their dedication to helping other communities in need.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Piqua, Ohio, this 21st day of November 2017.
MAYOR KATHRYN B. HINDS