May 07 2015
This week is Public Service Recognition Week. Since 1985, the first week of May has been dedicated to highlighting the millions of hardworking Americans who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees and members of the uniformed services. In keeping with the spirit of Public Service Recognition Week, I would like to recognize one of Delaware’s own dedicated public servants.
Beth Blank has called the First State her home for more than 30 years. At the Social Security Administration (SSA) office in Lewes, Beth is the district manager. There, she wears many different hats to make sure Delawareans get the help they need when they contact the SSA office. Her colleagues tell us Beth provides critical oversight to ensure that operations run smoothly and that questions, concerns and cases are seen through to their resolution. She takes pride in her work with and instills integrity in every office task.
As your U.S. Senator, I serve as your liaison to the federal government, including to agencies like the SSA. When Delawareans contact my office for assistance with their Social Security matters, my constituent services team knows that Beth is the one to call. According to them, Beth provides exceptional care and pours energy into every case she handles. Just like me, Beth is deeply committed to helping the people of Delaware.
I thank Beth, and all of Delaware’s local, state, and federal public servants and service members for the work they do each and every day. Dedicated Americans like them help to make our nation so great. I encourage all of you to take some time this week to show your gratitude to a public servant and to learn more about the important work that he or she does each day to provide the services we all enjoy.