Board approves building safety, public works proclamations

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

Proclamations in recognition of Building Safety Month and National Public Works Week were approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting on May 7.

The 2019 Building Safety Month theme is "No code. No confidence."  Founded by the International Code Council, building safety month is celebrated each May to raise awareness about critical safety issues. Building codes, and the officials who enforce them, make communities safer and more resilient. Buildings and homes built in compliance with building safety codes result in resilient structures that minimize the risks of death, injury and property damage. Read the proclamation

National Public Works Week, sponsored by the American Public Works Association, is May 19-25. The event educates and increases awareness of the importance of public works. The 2019 theme, "It Starts Here" highlights the facets of modern civilization that are supported by the efforts of public works professionals across North America. To kick off the celebration, Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) and Clean Water Services will once again participate in the Washington County Annual Public Works Fair, from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 18 in Beaverton City Park next to the Beaverton Farmers Market. Children can win prizes and take home educational materials. Adults will find brochures and well-informed public works staff to answer questions.  Read the proclamation

“Both of these annual events promote public education and safety,” said Andrew Singelakis, director, LUT. “Public works and building departments nationwide contribute to creating healthy, safe and vibrant cities and communities.”

Washington County is committed to protecting the uses of the land and to building and maintaining a great transportation system, balancing care for the natural environment, economic development, safety and community livability.

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Melissa De Lyser, Public Affairs and Communications Manager