Next week, the City of Fountain Valley will be celebrating National Public Works Week! This year’s Public Works Week will take place May 20-26, 2018.
NPWW celebrates the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as Public Works. This year’s theme is “The Power of Public Works.”
“The Power of Public Works” theme for the 2018 National Public Works Week poster gives voice to the impact the many facets of public works have on modern civilization. From providing clean water to disposing of solid waste, to building roads and bridges or planning for and implementing mass transit, to removing snow on roadways or devising emergency management strategies to meet natural or man-made disasters, public works services determine a society’s quality of life. This year’s poster honors the vital contribution public works professionals make every day to communities all across North America, and it invites the public to celebrate their quiet dedication and indispensable influence on our way of life.
Since 1960, APWA has sponsored National Public Works Week. Across North America, our more than 30,000 members in the U.S. and Canada use this week to energize and educate the public on the importance of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating at the heart of their local communities to improve everyday quality of life.
To learn more about the history of this celebration and the reason why the City of Fountain Valley celebrates NPWW, please visit the American Public Works Association (APWA).