Spotlight: National Public Works Week
May 19-25, 2019 is National Public Works Week! Each year, the American Public Works Association (APWA) sponsors the week as a way to educate the general public about the value and necessities of public works projects throughout North America.
This year's theme, "It Starts Here," represents the many facets of modern civilization that grow out of the efforts put forth by the public works professionals across North America. What starts here? Infrastructure starts with public works... Growth and innovation starts with public works... Mobility starts with public works... Security starts with public works... Healthy communities start with public works... The bottom line is that citizens' quality of life starts with public works.
This year’s exciting poster and matching images embrace a game board concept that puts into perspective the many responsibilities public works professionals take on to build, maintain, and support the infrastructure that helps our communities thrive. We invite those in public works as well as the general public to celebrate these efforts and the indispensable influence they have on our everyday life.
Since 1960, APWA has sponsored National Public Works Week. Across North America, 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.