APWA Celebrates National Public Works Week, May 21-27

Each year across North America, National Public Works Week (NPWW) is celebrated by the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) over 29,800 members in hundreds of municipalities throughout the U.S. and Canada. This year the NPWW celebration will be held during May 21-27, to honor the public works professionals who plan, design, build, manage and operate the infrastructure that ensures a higher quality of life for our communities.

"The 2017 NPWW poster illustrates that as the cornerstone of their communities, public works provides, maintains and improves structures and services, such as streets, roads, bridges that keep us linked from coast to coast, as well as clean water and sanitation services that keep us healthy and allow communities to grow and prosper,” said APWA President Ron Calkins, P.E., PWLF, Public Works Director in Ventura, CA (retired).

“Having served as a city council member, I have seen the enormous contributions public works professionals make to our communities,” said APWA’s Executive Director Scott Grayson. “They are creative problem-solvers who do not require recognition despite the fact that they may work around the clock plowing streets, fixing water main breaks, ensuring our drinking water is clean, and cleaning up after fires or storms. They are often the first ones in and the last ones out. APWA’s members work tirelessly to improve the quality of life for their communities in which they work.”

More Information:
Press Release
National Public Works Week
NPWW on Twitter
Media Contact: Laura Bynum, 800-848-2792, ext. 6736, lbynum@apwa.net