National Public Works Week Celebrates Community
Monday, May 7, 2018
In accordance with the tradition of the American Public Works Association, those who work in professions that provide and maintain public facilities and services will be honored during National Public Works Week, May 20-26.
Activities and programs scheduled for the week will celebrate the contributions of public works professionals, as well as the communities they serve. “We value our communities and the role public works professionals play in keeping them safe and functioning smoothly,” reports the American Public Works Association, sponsor of National Public Works Week.
Public works professionals include those who manage water, sewer, public transportation and refuse removal systems, 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.
Benton County’s objective in celebrating Public Works Week is designed to increase public awareness of Public Works’ services as well as to enlighten the public about the, practices and goals of public works professionals.
Local activities scheduled for National Public Works Week include school visits to Hoover Elementary, Wilson Elementary, Adams Elementary and Blodgett Elementary, as well as a declaration from the Board of Commissioners and an appreciation BBQ for Public Works staff.
To learn more about Public Works in Benton County, visit www.co.benton.or.us/publicworks or call 541-766-6821.