National Public Works Week: Public Works Connects Us

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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

National Public Works Week 2017

Public Works Connects UsMay 21-27 was proclaimed National Public Works Week by the Washington County Board of Commissioners during the May 2 regular meeting.

To kick off National Public Works Week, the annual Public Works Fair will be 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 20 at the 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. 

National Public Works Week calls attention to the importance of public works in community life. The 2017 theme, "Public Works Connects Us," references how public works department employees are continually responsive to the needs of all community members. Public works provides clean running water; safe, sturdy roads and bridges; effective storm drains and sewers; safe building codes; public transit; livable communities with parks and green space, and sustainable public facilities. 

"Washington County is proud to be one of many regional partners that work in close collaboration to provide the critical public services that make our communities thrive," said Andrew Singelakis, director, Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT). 

The annual Public Works Fair is sponsored by LUT, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), TriMet, the city of Beaverton Public Works Department, Clean Water Services, Joint Water Commission and Willamette Water Supply Program

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:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator