Wednesday, October 1, rain or shine, the spotlight will be on the public servants who deliver critical services to the citizens of NH. Sponsored by the State Employees’ Association, the event is taking place at the State House from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a brief presentation beginning at noon. The event is open to the general public.
If you have ever wondered just what NH state employees do each day, this is a great way to learn. A dozen state departments and scores of programs will be on hand to exhibit and provide information about their respective department’s responsibilities and how they can assist Granite Staters.
The Department of Transportation is bringing along a mini “touch a truck” event that should be a big hit with kids of all ages. They will be showcasing a 75’ long Tow Plow truck, a Service Patrol Truck and a Pavement Van. You can learn how each of these pieces of equipment is used.
The NH Liquor Commission will be featuring its “Summer Fun” van, even though summer has officially ended. NH Employment Security will be on hand to provide information much like they do at their official employment fairs. And, NH Banking Department will be there to talk with folks about foreclosure prevention. These are just a few of the many things you can learn about during the event.
Governor Maggie Hassan has proclaimed the day as State Employees’ Appreciation Day and many area Concord businesses are offering special discounts to state workers. Puppy Love, a popular downtown hot dog stand will be offering a special discounted lunch to state workers on site at the capital; and SEA/SEIU Local 1984 will be providing complimentary ice cream (from Arnie’s) to state workers, as well. State employees are asked to provide their ID to receive the discounts.
Participating State Agencies and Organizations
- Community College System of NH/NHTI
- Department of Administrative Services
- Department of Agriculture
- Department of Corrections
- Department of Environmental Services
- Department of Fish & Game
- Department of Health & Human Services
- Department of Resources and Economic Development
- Department of Safety
- Department of Transportation
- Operation Santa Claus
- NH Banking Department
- NH Employment Security
- NH State Liquor Commission
- State Employees Association/SEIU Local 1984