Working hard for Labor Day | Sumner Mayor Update

This weekend, the last "official" weekend of summer, there will be lots of people camping, hiking, and for the first time, enjoying the Fair on the three-day weekend.

City staff cleaning Sumner streets.

The following is written by Sumner Mayor Dave Enslow:

This weekend, the last “official” weekend of summer, there will be lots of people camping, hiking, and for the first time, enjoying the Fair on the three-day weekend.

As you’re doing all of this, it might be worth a pause to think about this holiday.  According to the Department of Labor, Labor Day “is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”

Personally, I’d like to thank Sumner’s city staff, who contribute so much to the strength and prosperity of our community.  Whether they patrol our streets, read our meters, check our water lines, mow our parks, balance our budget, care for stray animals, plan for our future, treat our waste, or work to obtain grant money for roads and bridges, they are the ones shaping how this city runs.  Somehow, I’m the one who gets the compliments from citizens and other cities who admire how well this city runs, but it’s our employees who do the real work.

I’d also like to thank everyone who works in Sumner.  Did you know that within our city limits, people craft cabinets, bake bread, roast coffee, weld trailer hitches, teach students, plan financial futures, help others buy homes…you get the idea.  A lot of work happens in Sumner, and better yet, a lot of families are supported by people earning living wages throughout our city.  On this Labor Day, somewhere between the back-to-school shopping and the barbecue, let’s remember everyone, including probably you, who contribute to our country.  Thank you for what you do.


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