The week of May 15-21, 2016 will be National Public Works Week.
Public Works infrastructure, facilities, and services provided in our communities are an integral part of our citizens’ health, safety, and well-being; and,
Whereas, such facilities and services could not be provided without the dedicated efforts of public works professionals, engineers, managers, and employees at all levels of government and the private sector, who are responsible for the planning, building, operation, and maintenance of transportation, water supply, water treatment, solid waste systems, public buildings, and other structures and facilities essential to serve our citizens; and,
Whereas, it is in the public interest for the citizens, civic leaders, and children in our country to understand and appreciate public works programs in their communities; and,
Whereas, the quality and effectiveness of these facilities, as well as their planning, design, and construction, are dependent upon the efforts and skill of public works officials; and,
Whereas, the year 2016 marks the 56th annual National Public Works Week sponsored by the American Public Works Association; now,
Therefore, I, Mayor Laura Hill on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim the week of May 15 – 21, 2016, as National Public Works Week.