The week of May 19th through May 25th is National Public Works Week and the City of Shelton is honoring those professionals who provide and maintain public facilities and services. And the role public works professionals play in keeping the community safe and functioning smoothly.
The City’s Public Works Department is also holding a fill a public works truck food drive this week.
The objective of National Public Works Week is to increase public awareness of their contributions as well as to educate citizens about the duties, practices, and goals of public works professionals including those who manage public utilities, including 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 our community’s health, safety, and comfort.
It is in the public interest for citizens, civic leaders, and children in the State of Washington to maintain a progressive interest and understanding of the importance of public works and public works programs. Citizens and civic organizations are invited to acquaint themselves with the issues involved in providing public works, and to recognize the contributions public works professionals make to our quality of life each day.
FILL A PUBLIC WORKS TRUCK
In celebration of National Public Works Week, the City of Shelton Public Works Department, in partnership with Our Community Credit Union, will be collecting toiletries and non-perishable food items. All items will be donated to the Saints Pantry Food Bank and Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center in Shelton.
Items can be donated at the Shelton Civic Center anytime during the week of May 20th – 24th. Stop by the customer service counter on the second floor, 8 AM – 5 PM. (525 W Cota St.)
Additional collection sites will be available on Thursday, May 23rd, 8 AM – 1 PM:
OCCU UPTOWN BRANCH
2948 Olympic Hwy North
NORTHWEST CORNER OF 7TH & RAILROAD AVE
Public Works crews will be accepting donations at both locations from 8 AM – 1 PM.
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/