In accordance with the tradition of the American Public Works Association, those who work in professions that provide and maintain public facilities and services are being honored this week during National Public Works Week, May 20 – 26.
Sponsored by the American Public Works Association, the objective of Public Works Week is to increase public awareness of the contributions public works professionals make to their communities as well as to educate citizens about their duties, practices, and goals.
Public works professionals include those who manage water, sewer, stormwater, and streets as well as those responsible for maintaining public buildings and grounds. They are, in short, the people who maintain and improve the systems and services vital to a community’s health, safety, and comfort.
It is in the public interest for citizens, civic leaders, and children in the State of Washington to gain knowledge of and to maintain a progressive interest and understanding of the importance of public works and public works programs. We invite citizens and civic organizations to acquaint themselves with the issues involved in providing our public works and to recognize the contributions which public works officials make every day to our quality of life.
Visit the Public Works page on the City of Shelton website to learn more about the Public Works Department: http://www.sheltonwa.gov/departments/public_works/index.php
Learn more about National Public Works Week from the American Public Works Association: https://npww.apwa.net/