Mayor Tumlin and the City Council proclaimed Valentine's Day, 2014 "We Love the Marietta Team Day."
Marietta Fire Department crews, along with other city departments and personnel, were recognized by the Mayor and Council recently for the skillful work done to protect the safety of our citizens and visitors in the wake of two recent severe winter weather events. Mayor Tumlin and the City Council proclaimed Valentine's Day, 2014 to be, "We Love the Marietta Team Day." The proclamation commending the work and service reads:
Whereas: The Winter of 2014 brought snow, sleet, and below freezing temperatures and all of the challenges thereto to the City of Marietta and its residents; and
Whereas: Marietta has experienced impassable roads, fallen limbs and trees, anticipated consequences of inches of sleet and snow during the 2014 Winter Storms; and
Whereas: The City of Marietta Team rose to the occasion with its police, fire, public works, maintenance department, Marietta Power, technology and communications, and all support teams by addressing all winter storm issues of its citizens; and
Whereas: During all the winter storms encumbering and impeding obstacles, the Marietta Team protected, aided, and supplied necessary service for its Citizens in an extraordinary manner; and
Whereas: It was noted that within the boundaries of the City of Marietta during these Winter Storms, there was a "difference" caused by a dedicated and sacrificial Marietta Team; now
Therefore, I, Steve Thunder Tumlin, Mayor of the City of Marietta, join the Marietta City Council and the Citizens of Marietta in hereby commending all of our Marietta Team for their extraordinary service to the Citizens of Marietta during The Winter conditions of 2014 and proclaim Valentine's Day, 2014 as
WE LOVE THE MARIETTA TEAM DAY
In Witness thereto, I have heretofore set my hand seal to be affixed this 14th day of February, 2014 and further attached a quote from Robert Frost's "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy evening" reflecting the effort of our team in harmony with Mother Nature.
In a statement from Chief Gibbs, he said, "I am very proud of the cooperative efforts put forth by all of the city's services, and particularly those in the Fire Department, who never showed any less than a sense of duty, and dedication to professionalism in extended shifts and arduous working conditions."