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Communities Celebrate National Public Works Week

May 19, 2015

Communities Celebrate National Public Works Week

There would be no community without the quality of life public works provides. There would be no community to police and protect, no public to lead or represent. Public works allows the world as we know it to be. The theme of Public Works Week 2015, "Community Begins Here," speaks to the essential nature of public works services in support of everyday quality of life.

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. 

Instituted in 1960 as a public education campaign by APWA, NPWW calls attention to the importance of public works in community life. The week seeks to enhance the prestige of the often-unsung heroes of our society-the professionals who serve the public good every day with quiet dedication.
How Did You Celebrate Public Works Week 2015?
Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed the week of May 17-23, 2015, "Public Works Week." Download State of Minnesota Proclamation (pdf). Please contact APWA-MN so we can share how your community celebrated Public Works Week 2015.
The City of Richfield created the video posted below to celebrate Public Works Week 2015 and educate residents about the importance of public works in their everyday lives. 

Watch a Chanel 12 segment, "Community Begins Here," explaining Public Works Week 2015:

Watch a 60-second clip of the City of Bloomington's Open House during Public Works Week 2015:

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