Joshua Millsapps replied to the topic Public engagement with unglamorous government work in the forum Miscellaneous 7 years, 8 months ago
I’m not sure what the right answer is, but I know you are right on point. I tweeted last week about the amzing job Arlington County does with trash pickup and was surprised by the response I got from the tweet. It was kind of like folks all of a sudden realized how much these guys are taken for granted. I think this gets to a more core issue which is that most people myself included only recognize people when things go wrong. Maybe we need to have a day set aside for “those whose contributions otherwise would go unnoticed.”
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