The City’s Public Works Department is getting ready to join its counterparts across the country in recognizing National Public Works Week from May 15 to May 21.
Sponsored by the American Public Works Association every year since 1960, the event seeks to raise awareness about the importance of the role of Public Works in maintaining and improving the systems and services that support healthy, safe, and comfortable communities.
This year’s theme, “Ready and Resilient,” highlights the ability of Public Works professionals to perform their regular duties and be ready at a moment’s notice to react as first responders during natural disasters and overcome trials seen in the field.
To ensure that the quality of life meets the high expectations of the City’s residents, the Public Works Department oversees all aspects of the City’s infrastructure, including the engineering, maintenance, and operation of streets, sidewalks, street lighting, curbs, gutters, parkways, median landscaping, alleys, storm water systems, public parking lots, City-owned buildings, parks, water and sewer systems, street signs, traffic signals, and traffic markings. The Department also manages graffiti removal, street sweeping, and trash and recycling services.
The City will be highlighting our Public Works team during the week of May 15 with pictures posted to our Social Media accounts.