Showing appreciation for city workers

Published 5:27 pm Tuesday, February 8, 2022

To the editor:

My name is Katelyn Johnson. I am currently a senior at Nansemond River High School.

I wanted to write to you about the “City crews treating roads” article you guys posted Jan. 29. The report highlighted what the work crew does for our city. I currently work at Chick-fil-A Harbourview, and I get off work as late as 10:45 p.m. This past weekend, the Suffolk work crew was outside salting the roads to travel safely despite the snowing conditions.


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I feel like the city should highlight what they do for us. They put themselves in hazardous working conditions to make sure that our city travels safely. I would love for them to get all of the recognition they deserve. The city should start a petition for the Suffolk crews to be honored for all of their work. And if that petition gets enough credit, maybe it will go to the mayor.

Please try to publish my letter to show our appreciation to our Suffolk work crew.

Katelyn Johnson