Arizona leaders from both within and outside the state’s “water community” will take time during Appreciation Week to recognize the thousands of water professionals working to provide residents with clean and sustainable water supplies. Appreciation Week also aims to highlight career opportunities in the water industry and increase awareness of the state's unique water resources.
The April 5 Virtual Kick-Off will include both live and pre-recorded testimonials, as well as interactive events. Information regarding the Arizona Water Professionals Appreciation Week celebration can be found at www.arizonawaterprofessionals.com.
The Kick-Off program includes a replay of readings of the proclamations honoring the state’s water professionals.
The proclamations decree April 5-11 as the week that Arizonans will honor the hard work of professionals in the water industry.
Sen. Rosanna Gabaldon (D-Sahuarita) read the Senate Proclamation from the Arizona Senate floor shortly after 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 1. State Rep. Andres Cano (D-Tucson) presented the House Proclamation to members on Thursday morning.
Both Senate and House readings will be recorded and archived on the Arizona Legislature website (azleg.gov) under the Arizona Capitol Television tab.
In part, the proclamations invited lawmakers to “extend sincere gratitude and appreciation to the water professionals who are on the front line of delivering Arizona’s safe and reliable water…”
All Arizona water professionals are invited to be recognized at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 5 at the Virtual Kick-Off (arizonawaterprofessionals.com) to participate in interactive questions and a raffle. Professionals also have the opportunity to receive a free lapel pin.
The event also will include a recording of a reading of the Proclamation by Arizona water professionals. Among those performing the readings are ADWR’s Mark Perez of Field Services and Director Tom Buschatzke, who recorded a reading of the final statement of the Proclamation.