National Public Works Week (NPWW) is May 17-23! Let’s take this week to celebrate the amazing work of our Ventura County public works personnel as they continue their essential role by planning, building, managing, and operating the infrastructure to support our frontline heroes and local communities as we face the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, APWA recognizes that there may not be any face-to-face public works events during this week, but we believe it’s just as important to remain connected, especially during this time. We encourage you to share your public works photos using the #NPWW hashtag on social media to spread the important work our essential personnel continue to provide.
This year’s theme is “The Rhythm of Public Works.” The theme encourages us to think about our communities as a symphony of essential services, working in concert create a great place to live. Every community has a rhythm, a heartbeat that reflects its essence and tempo of life.
Public works keeps a community's rhythm moving by providing an orchestra of infrastructure services in transportation, water, wastewater, and stormwater treatment, public buildings and spaces, parks, and grounds, emergency management and first response, solid waste, and right-of-way management. Public works provides the harmony needed for collaboration with all the stakeholders in capital projects, infrastructure solutions, and quality of life services.
This week let’s join many other cities, counties, states, and provinces across North America as we come together to honor the contribution public works makes to our communities.