Steve Ressler and I are pleased to announce the release of our first ebook entitled, "I Am Public Service: Great Work in Our Own Words."
The book highlights and honors - in their own words - the great work of 34 public servants. In the ebook, you'll read stories about people like:
Vladimir Diaz: "I migrated with my family from the Dominican Republic to New York City in search of better opportunities. At the age of fourteen, my interest in public service was sparked when I learned that USDA food stamps helped to feed my family in economic hardships...As a Liaison Officer for the USDA, I am responsible for cultivating knowledge and developing leaders in South Florida and Puerto Rico."
Cara Peck: "Food scraps to electricity? The waste from my dinner fueling my lights? For the past three years, I have been working for the US EPA to promote a sustainable means of converting the food waste (almost 25% of what is sent to landfills) into a renewable power source. As a Life Scientist, I manage an innovative grant to demonstrate this technology and have given presentations across the nation on the low hanging fruit of food energy!"
Nancy Roddy: "When my husband was sent on a remote tour to an Army base in Korea, I decided to go along even though I was not command sponsored. While at the base in Korea, I applied for my first government job. I wound up as a switchboard operator on a temporary assignment....I served DoD for over 15 years in many different capacities. No matter what my job title, I knew that my efforts supported the fighting forces and their dependents."
Here's the full ebook:
We hope you will be as inspired as we have been in compiling this collection! If the stories of these public servants inspire you, please share your story at IAmPublicService.org and be included in the next ebook!