National Public Works Week: Community Begins Here

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

Public Works Week 2015This morning, the Washington County Board of Commissioners proclaimed May 17 through 23, 2015 as National Public Works Week.

National Public Works Week calls attention to the importance of public works in community life. The 2015 theme, "Community Begins Here," speaks to the essential nature of public works services in support of everyday 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.

"Washington County is proud to be one of many regional partners that work together closely to provide the critical public services that make our communities work," said Andrew Singelakis, the county's Director of Land Use & Transportation.

In conjunction with Public Works Week, the public is invited to a family-friendly Public Works Fair on Saturday, May 16, 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, the City of Beaverton's Public Works Department, Clean Water Services, Joint Water Commission, Willamette Water Supply Program, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, and Washington County's Solid Waste and Recycling.

See you at the Public Works Fair!


Related: Public Works Fair Facebook event page


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.


Media Contact:

Stephen Roberts, Communications Coordinator