Proclamation - National Public Works Week 2017

Release date: 05/02/2017
Sponsored by: Board of Commissioners

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 & Transportation and Clean Water Services will join other local agencies to tell the story of public works to Washington County residents. A family-friendly Public Works Fair will be held at Beaverton City Park on Saturday, May 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Agency partners include the Oregon Department of Transportation, the City of Beaverton Public Works Department, TriMet, Tualatin Valley Water District, and others. Media releases, posters, newsletter articles and online information will also aid in this educational process.

This year’s theme is “Public Works Connects Us.”


Read the proclamation.


Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator
(503) 846-6106