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Public Works Week

May 17-23, 2015


National Public Works Week (NPWW) is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works.

Since 1960, APWA has sponsored National Public Works Week. Across North America, our more than 28,000 members in the US and Canada use this week to energize and educate the public on the importance of the contribution of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating the heart of our local communities and building the quality of life.This years theme "Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow" represents the classic idea of stewardship embodied by the profession of public works and the professionals that practice it. Focusing on the communities; "building" points out the day to day aspect of public works that is quality of life, while "planning" references the sustainable practices that ensure that quality of life for future generations.

The City of Chattanooga has been celebrating PWW for many years with activities for the public focusing on education and giving back. This year's schedule is full of exciting and wonderful event: volunteering at Community Kitchen during Public Works Week, holding an Equipment Rodeo on Riverfront Parkway on Wednesday May 20th, participating in a Career Day at Chattanooga State on Wednesday April 29th, and honoring our City Public Works Employees with a luncheon on Friday May 22nd.

Please let these fine folks know how much they are appreciated, cause without them our fine City would be in shambles.




Photo by Phillip Stevens and Matt Lea