The City of Turlock, in conjunction with the American Public Works Association, will celebrate National Public Works Week from May 19-25 this year. National Public Works Week is observed each year in May, in an effort to increase the public's awareness of what public work employees do and to recognize their dedication to improving the quality of life for present and future generations.
The week serves to show appreciation to those who work in professions that provide and maintain vital infrastructure. Public works professionals include those who design, manage, and maintain water, sewer, and storm water systems as well as those responsible for maintaining streets, street lights, traffic signals, public buildings, solid waste collection, public transportation, parks and grounds. They are also responsible for maintaining and improving the systems and services vital to a community’s health, safety, and comfort. They also provide support and mitigation during natural and man-made disasters, and are frequently the first to respond and the last to leave.
Refreshments will be served at City Hall from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 28 prior to the City Council meeting, where a proclamation will be read to recognize the contributions of public works professionals to the Turlock community.
For more information on the event or National Public Works Week, please call the City of Turlock’s Municipal Services Department at (209) 668-5590, or visit the APWA website at www.APWA.net. Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department.
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