2017 National Auctioneers Day


WHEREAS, the auction industry contributes about a quarter-trillion dollars in sales each year to the United States economy; and

WHEREAS, auctioneers create a competitive marketplace and connect buyers with sellers who want to sell their assets for the highest dollar value; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Auctioneers Association and its members strive to advance the auction method of marketing and uphold the highest standards of professionalism in serving the American public; and

WHEREAS, auctioneers are proud business owners who support their communities; and

WHEREAS, National Auctioneers Day has been observed for more than 20 years by state and local governments and private organizations; and

WHEREAS, the designation of National Auctioneers Day by the Commonwealth of Virginia will heighten public awareness regarding the contributions made by auctions and auctioneers to Virginia, the nation, and the economy;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize April 15, 2017, as NATIONAL AUCTIONEERS DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.