National Public Works Week is May 16-22

In coordination with the American Public Works Association, the city is celebrating National Public Works Week Sunday, May 16 through Saturday, May 22. The theme for 2021 is “Stronger Together,” a celebration of the critical role public works employees play in building and maintaining the city. Please take a moment during this week to thank the frontline workers who provide a sustained response through emergencies including weather events, wildfires, and the COVID-19 pandemic, while operating and maintaining the city’s storm, sewer, and water systems, traffic and street lights, pavement and sidewalks, trees and landscaping, and the entire city fleet.  

The Public Works Department also includes a division of engineers, surveyors, and technicians tasked with managing capital improvement projects aimed at creating safer, more efficient streets and utility systems. The engineering team works alongside the operations and maintenance division to ensure future upgrades are sustainable and achieve the overall maintenance needs of the city.   

The next time you see a public work employee in your neighborhood sweeping the streets, planting trees, repairing a sidewalk, or replacing a sign, feel free to wave and say a safely distanced hello!    

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