April 9, 2023 - April 15, 2023
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Sunday, April 9, 2023
April 9 to 15, 2023, is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in Lenoir. The week honors telecommunications personnel for their commitment, service, and sacrifice. Telecommunicators answer 9-1-1 calls and dispatch police, fire, and emergency responders.
PROCLAMATION In Recognition of Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 9 – 15, 2023
Whereas, the City of Lenoir Police Department Telecommunicators play a vital role in the protection of human life and property in our community; and
Whereas, Telecommunicators have been successfully serving the public safety communication needs of the City of Lenoir throughout the year; and
Whereas, while enduring long hours, abnormal schedules, and handling frequent life and death emergencies, Telecommunicators set high standards in performing their duties in a dedicated, diligent, and compassionate manner; and
Whereas, Telecommunicators provide a critical communication link between the residents and Emergency Responders; and
Whereas, these individuals efficiently coordinate emergency services to ensure the health and safety of our residents, visitors, and travelers in our community, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week; and
Whereas, our Public Safety Communications personnel serve the public daily in countless ways without due recognition by the beneficiaries of their services;
Therefore Be It Resolved, that I, Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor of the City of Lenoir, and on behalf of the Lenoir City Council, do hereby proclaim and declare the week of April 9 – April 15, 2023 “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week” in the City of Lenoir, in honor of the men and women whose diligence and professionalism keep our city and first responders safe.
Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor
Mayor Joe Gibbons presented the National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week proclamation to Police Chief Brent Phelps and Telecommunicators Rhonda Hollowell, Kenny LaCourse, and Molly Ford Tuesday, April 4, 2023. Pictured from left: Police Support Services Captain Couby Stilwell, Mayor Pro Tem Crissy Thomas, Telecommunicator Rhonda Hollowell, City Manager Scott Hildebran, Chief Phelps, Councilman Ralph Prestwood, Mayor Gibbons, Councilman Kent Greer, Telecommunicator Kenny LaCourse, Councilman Ike Perkings, Telecommunicator Molly Ford, and Councilman Jonathan Beal.