WHEREAS, the quality and efficiency of management in government have a major impact on the orderly functioning of society and the lives of the residents of our communities; and
WHEREAS, public manager certification contributes to maintaining and improving the effectiveness and professionalism of government managers; and
WHEREAS, certified public managers participate in leadership, decisionmaking, organizational research, and management training, while enhancing their knowledge of public policy; and
WHEREAS, certified public managers throughout the Palmetto State uphold the highest standards of integrity and servant leadership, performing their duties with honesty and fairness and setting an example of true professionalism.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark Sanford, Governor of the Great State of South Carolina, do hereby proclaim May 2005 as CERTIFIED PUBLIC MANAGER MONTH throughout the state and encourage all South Carolinians to recognize our certified public managers for their commitment to enhancing the quality and availability of government services.