Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Administrative Services/Office of the Director Division


This morning, the Washington County Board of Commissioners proclaimed May 18 through May 24, 2014 as National Public Works Week. 

National Public Works Week calls attention to the importance of public works in community life. The 2014 theme, "Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow," recognizes that what we do today is vital to a sustainable and vibrant tomorrow. Public works plays a key role in the planning, building and maintenance of infrastructure projects in our communities that will allow future generations to enjoy a higher quality of life.

Public works brings us clean running water, effective storm drains and sewers, sturdy roads and bridges, public transit services, safe building codes, livable communities with parks and green space, and sustainable public facilities.

The public is invited to a family-friendly Public Works Fair on Saturday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Beaverton City Park next to the Beaverton Farmers Market.

Kids can win prizes and take home fun educational materials. Grownups will find brochures and well-informed public works staff who can answer their questions. 

The Public Works Fair is brought to you by Washington County's Department of Land Use & Transportation, the Oregon Department of Transportation, TriMet, Clean Water Services, the City of Beaverton's Public Works Department, Washington County Parks, and the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District.

See you at the Public Works Fair!


Related: Public Works Fair event page on Facebook

Media Contact:

Stephen Roberts, Communications Coordinator