Commonwealth of Massachusetts
A Proclamation
His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick

Whereas Energy is a fundamental part of our everyday lives and it supports the most basic daily tasks such as feeding our families, commuting to work and cooling our homes; and

Whereas Energy generates commerce and fuels economic growth; and

Whereas Massachusetts leads the nation in energy efficiency and has seen the number of renewable energy projects – like solar and wind – soar; and

Whereas Energy-related industries provide careers to tens of thousands of Massachusetts residents ranging from line workers to engineers, customer service representatives to accountants, chemists to environmentalists, power plant operators, solar installers, to executives — all valued and all essential; and

Whereas There are now more clean energy companies and clean energy jobs in Massachusetts than ever before; and

Whereas Energy-related industries need new workers to provide a bridge into the future, replacing retiring workers and maintaining a highly skilled and talented workforce to meet the new challenges of a growing economy; and

Whereas Through strategic partnerships, including the Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Advisory Council, as well as employers, educational institutions and workforce organizations, the Commonwealth strives to promote a unified and results-oriented effort to ensure many citizens find rewarding science-related careers in energy,

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim October 14th- 20th, 2013, to be

Careers in Energy Week

And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this eighth day of October, in the year two thousand and thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

By His Excellency                  
Deval L. Patrick
Governor of the Commonwealth

William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth

God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts