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Staff Appreciation Week

by Colleen Paveglio
Monday, December 20, 2021

City of Traverse City Staff Appreciation Week
City Offices at the Governmental closed during holiday break

A proposal for Staff Appreciation Week was approved by the City Commission at their October 22, 2021 meeting for staff of the City of Traverse City. The Downtown Development Authority Board and Traverse City Light and Power Board supported a Staff Appreciation Week for the employees of their organizations. The proposal was initiated by Mayor Pro Tem Amy Shamroe as an appreciation to staff, and stated “It’s important to provide an additional opportunity for employees to pause after the past year and a half of more-intensive service delivery., In the midst of the challenges brought by the pandemic, our staff was able to innovate and maintain municipal services seamlessly in a time of great uncertainty and stress for those we serve. They performed gracefully and professionally."

Employees currently receive major holidays off and were given an additional three days (December 27- 29) off during the 2021/2022 holiday break. Operations at City Offices at the Governmental Center will close beginning December 23, 2021 and reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 8 am. In an effort to accommodate utility and tax payments, the City Treasurer’s Office will maintain office hours on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 from 8 am to 5 pm. Payment options are also available online at traversecitymi.gov/paybills.asp. Grand Traverse County operations within the Governmental Center will remain open on December 27, 28, and 29, 2021. Employees whose functions require them to work all or a portion of these days will have until June 30, 2022, to enjoy this additional paid time off.