I say Yay! The Seattle Federal Executive Board held a Celebration of Public Service at the Jackson Federal Building yesterday on May 9th. I would estimate that there were 700 to 800 people in the large auditorium. Peter Steinbrueck, former Seattle City Coucilman and lifetime advocate for sustainability in Seattle gave an inspiring salute to Public Service, using headlines he pulled from local news articles throughout the year which highlighted the Federal Governments involvement in promoting the public good. So I guess I have to disagree with the prevailing sentiment that we should hide out and try not make too much noise as public servants. My father retired as a FED and I went into this work because I wanted to make a difference. I still believe in what I do and I am inspired by the work of those around me. I think we should be getting louder right now, not quieter!
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