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Public Service Recognition Week May 7-13: In-person multi-agency events return to Olympia, Spokane and Tri-Cities

March 21, 2023

PSRW logo: Public Service Recognition Week, May 7-13 2023

The first week of May is for recognizing the great work and service that public employees provide for Washingtonians. This year, in-person cross-agency events are back — join us in celebrating state employees at the Capitol Campus, in Spokane, in the Tri-Cities and at T-Mobile Park.

You can find details for all the events below at, or download a flyer with the information.

Olympia celebration | Wednesday, May 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join us on the East Lawn of the Capitol Campus May 10, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for our first in-person Olympia PSRW celebration since 2019! Pick up a hot dog, visit vendor booths, chat with fellow state employees and kick back to the DJ and live band.

Spokane celebration | Wednesday, May 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join us at the National Guard Readiness Center, Bldg. G, Wednesday, May 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Spokane PSRW Celebration! We will have lunches, vendor booths, activities and prizes.

Tri-Cities celebration | Thursday, May 11, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate with us at the Southridge Sports Complex in Kennewick. Hamburgers, hotdogs and beverages will be provided— you can choose between outdoor or indoor seating. Enjoy rides on the Gesa Carousel from 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Seattle Mariners game| May 6, 6:40 p.m.

Join us at the ballpark for a celebration of Washington State Employees Night Saturday, May 6, at 6:40 p.m. The Seattle Mariners are proud to recognize the work you do to make our communities stronger across the Pacific Northwest. Take advantage of specially priced tickets and bring your co-workers, friends and family to watch the Seattle Mariners take on the Houston Astros at T-Mobile Park!

Public Service Recognition Awards

In the spirit of recognizing public service, the Office of Financial Management opened nominations earlier this year for the Excellence in Washington State Government Leadership Award, and the Extra Mile Award. OFM will announce recipients during PSRW.


For questions about statewide PSRW celebrations, email

Collage of photos of past PSRW events. Crowds of people, vendor booths, people in uniform with state and US flags, musicians, blue skies, big smiles.