“The Magic of Cities” is the 2012 theme for Georgia Cities Week celebrated April 22-28, 2012.
Georgia Cities Week in its 11th year is special time of year for Georgia Cities to raise public awareness about the many services that cities perform on a daily basis for every citizen of the city, but also the public services offered to enhance life in the city. It is an opportunity to recognize the important role and influence of city government. The city of Pembroke hosted a luncheon for our employees on Monday and recognized employees with five or more years of tenure. Senator Buddy Carter graciously accepted our invitation to speak at the luncheon.
Senator Carter has firsthand experience in city government both as a volunteer and in serving in a public office having served as mayor of Pooler. He made his thoughts very clear regarding the importance of and his appreciation of a good support team.
On Tuesday evening, the city of Pembroke recognized the over 300 volunteers who serve on various boards and community organizations with a reception to honor their unselfish contribution of time and talent. Volunteers are the basis of what makes our cities “Magic”.
In recognition of our public safety services, and to educate our youth and community, the city hosted a public safety display and demonstration at the Bryan County Elementary School Recreation Park. Citizens and students were given the opportunity for a hands-on view of vehicles and equipment used by the Police Department, Fire Department, EMS, Air EVAC and Bryan County Command Center. Personnel from each department represented showcased specifics about the purpose and use of the vehicles and equipment. Bicycle safety and fire safety demonstrations were given to those attending.
The city of Pembroke wishes to express its sincere gratitude to our employees and citizens for their commitment to improving the quality of life enjoyed in our “Magic” city.
Mary Warnell is the mayor of Pembroke.