National Public Works Week - May 20-26, 2012

Release date: 05/15/2012
Sponsored by: Board of Commissioners

The Department of Land Use and Transportation and Clean Water Services request that the Washington County Board of Commissioners join with many other public works agencies across the nation in declaring May 20 through May 26, 2012 as "NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK." This year's theme is Public Works: Creating a Lasting Impression.

Since 1960 the American Public Works Association has sponsored National Public Works Week. Its 28,000 members use this week to increase awareness of the contributions public works agencies and professionals make in their communities—planning, building, operating and maintaining the infrastructure of our local communities improves our citizens' health, safety, comfort and quality of life. This celebration also offers the opportunity to express appreciation to our public works employees.  

The Department of Land Use and Transportation, Clean Water Services, and other local agencies are partnering to tell the story of public works to Washington County residents. A family-friendly Public Works Fair will be set up and staffed at Washington Square the weekend of May 19 and 20. Agency partners include the county's Solid Waste and Recycling staff, the county's Facilities and Parks Services Division, the Joint Water Commission, Clean Water Services, the Oregon Department of Transportation, TriMet, and others. Public building lobby displays, media releases, posters, newsletter articles and online information will also aid in this educational process.

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Media Contact:

Philip Bransford, Communications Officer
(503) 846-8685