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Allegheny County PA /
Allegheny County Council Proclamation declaring May 18-24, 2014 as "Public Works Week."

City of Ames / Iowa
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The City of Ames Mayor signed our annual Proclamation in recognition of National Public Works Week the week of May 18-24, 2014. In addition, a Press Release was issued the week prior to all media in our area. We also changed our Entryway lights to the color orange in recognition of NPWW (which was stated in our Press Release)(see attached picture).
City of Auburn / Washington
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Proclamation of National Public Works Week by the City of Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus.

City of Beverly Hills / Southern California
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May 18-24 was National Public Works Week. The City of Beverly Hills Public Works Services Department celebrated Public Works Day on May 18th at the Farmers’ Market, showcasing what we do daily. It was an opportunity to outreach to the community and provide hands on education, fun creative game interaction relative to the division. The activities from the division support services we provide, such as recycling; staff created a trash bin ball toss, this was to remind participants that We Do Recycle! We had a children’s corner supporting the Healthy City Initiative in which children and some adults painted using non-toxic material and/or created miniature vegetable planters with our very own compost, we provided reusable bags to support the Plastic Bag Ban which will take effect July 1. Vehicles were also on hand for display, patrons could take pictures and see what each vehicle is used for. There were demonstrations from water, parking enforcement and wastewater as well. To set the ambiance, there was music from one of our staff members and free raffles each hour. It was a fun day for all. People shopped the market and got a inside view of Public Works Services.
City of Beverly Hills /
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The City of Beverly Hills Public Works Services Department celebrated National Public Works Day on May 18, 2014 at the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market. Staff had an opportunity to interact with the community and showcase each division and their key services. The event hosted child-friendly games and activities, giveaways, raffles, booth demonstrations and most notably sharing with all attendees the importance of a sustainable future for the City. Public Works Services is comprised of several broad divisions: Solid Waste, Water, Wastewater, Street Maintenance, Facilities, and Parking Operations.
City of Cape Coral / Florida
It being the City of Cape Coral's first ever celebration of National Public Works Week, we feel it was a definite success and found ways to improve for this year's celebration. We are having our kickoff meeting on January 23rd. Last year was held at our Public Works Administration Building and the Public was invited. We had several displays of information from each of our Divisions as well as Equipment Displays out in the parking lot. Our City Manager, Councilmember, Public Works Director and a branch member of the APWA made a speech. We realize how beneficial it is to provide awareness of what Public Works really accomplishes within our City.

City of Chattanooga / Tennessee
The City of Chattanooga, Department of Public Works celebrated the important work that our employees do every day during Public Works Week with six events that demonstrated our commitment to community outreach and employee appreciation. Our department began celebrating Public Works Week by setting up multiple roadside displays on heavy equipment at prominent locations throughout the City’s parks and intersections to engage our community in recognizing our employees. On a Saturday, a group of thirteen Public Works employees volunteered to assist repairing a home with Habitat for Humanity to exhibit our commitment to the community. Our best heavy equipment operators competed in our own Equipment Rodeo as friendly competition promotes excellence and the winners of those competitions will compete in the Tennessee Chapter, APWA Equipment Rodeo in October. A proclamation by Mayor Andy Berke was observed by the City of Chattanooga City Council recognizing Public Works and our employees for the valuable work in our community. Our staff talked to hundreds of students about careers and professions in public works during a Career Day at Chattanooga State Technical Community College. The Department of Public Works hosted an Employee Appreciation Luncheon for over 500 City of Chattanooga Public Works’ employees, supporting department officials, sponsors, elected officials, and administrators from surrounding Public Works departments. During every Public Works Week, we recognized two individuals for their outstanding work and value to our department. Eric Brooks, our Waste Resources Collection System Engineer, was honored as Manager of the Year, and Ronnie Burt, a Crew Supervisor 3 in Waste Resources, was honored as Employee of the Year.

City of Clearwater Public Utilities / Florida
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The City of Clearwater held it's 2nd Annual Public Works Open House and Inaugural Top Ops Competition, wherein eight local utilities competed in industry contests for trophies and prizes donated by sponsors.

City of Clinton Public Works Department / South Carolina
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The City of Clinton DPW hosted a Public Works Open House for all of the 6th graders in our local school district. Sixth graders were bused to our facility and were divided into groups. The students then were able to tour our Water Treatment Plant and experience a DPW "show and tell" wherein all departments of Public Works set up a display showing the duties of their department.

City of Dubuque / Iowa
As part of our ground breaking ceremony for a new $15,000,000 intermodal transportation center, our Mayor Roy Buol mentioned National Public Works Week to the group in attendance. He went on to state that Public Works is vitally important for our communities across the nation. In attendance were multiple media outlets including newspaper, radio and TV. Also in attendance was Federal Transit Administration Region 7 Administrator Mokhtee Ahmad.

City of Havelock Public Services Dept / North Carolina
City of Havelock's Public Services Department were treated to a luncheon served by City Mayor Will Lewis, Commissioners Brenda Wilson and Danny Walsh, City Manager Frank Bottorff, Finance Director Mrs. Lee Tillman and City Clerk Cindy Morgan. The Board of Commissioners in April declared May 18-24, 2014 Public Works Week in Havelock.

City of Meridian /
2013 The City of Meridian Public Works Department celebrated its 5th Annual Public Works Week. The week involved free public education events, tours, and networking opportunities designed to help residents better understand the services the Public Works Department provides to the community and how those help keep Meridian a safe, healthy and vibrant place to live. The week kicked off with a proclamation by Mayor Tammy de Weerd at City Council on Tuesday. On Wednesday the Public Works Week Expo was held at City Hall Plaza from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. The Expo is an opportunity for the community to meet Public Works staff and consultants, see live demonstrations and learn more about the responsibilities of the Department. The event is designed for all ages with special interactive kids’ stations and activities including face painting. On Saturday, Public Works week concluded with the “Poop Scoot”, a 3K/5K fun run and walk where participants race a tennis ball traveling in the sewer system to the Wastewater Treatment Facility. At the end of the race, participants and community members toured the Wastewater Treatment Facility and our Class A Recycled Water Booster. All events throughout the week are free and open to the public. Consultants sponsor the cost of all of the events. Remaining proceeds are donated to the Meridian Food Bank. This year, more than 200 pounds of food and $5,000 were donated to the Meridian Food Bank as a result of Public Works Week.

City of Rockville / Virginia-DC-Maryland
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The Mayor and Council issued a proclamation declaring May 19-23 to be National Public Works Week in the City of Rockville. The proclamation, presented to Judy Ding, the City's deputy director of utilities, and other staff from the Department of Public Works, stated that “the support of an understanding and informed citizenry is vital to the efficient operation of public works systems and programs such as water, wastewater, stormwater management, environmental, streets and recycling and refuse collections” and called on residents “to acquaint themselves with the issues involved in providing public works services and to recognize the contributions which public works officials make every day to our health, safety, comfort and quality of life.” View the presentation at The Department of Public Works hosted the annual equipment show on Thursday, May 22 at the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center outdoor pool parking lot. Rockville residents, including many families with children, attended the free show, which provided an opportunity to meet the City’s public works staff and get up close and personal with recycling and refuse trucks, earth moving equipment and other machinery. The show also included popcorn, coloring books and other giveaways. Learn more about Rockville's Department of Public Works at
City of Rogers /
The City of Rogers has been celebrating National Public Works Week for 15 years. In 2006, Rogers was hit by a tornado which caused significant damage, and neighboring cities helped with the clean up and repairs that needed to be done. Since this tornado, Rogers' neighboring cities have continued to work together and gather to celebrate National Public Works Week. The City of Rogers prepares and hosts a breakfast for neighboring cities, city staff, police and fire staff. Sponsoring vendors bring their equipment for departments to demo.

City of Roswell /
The City of Roswell held many events to commemorate NPWW: 1. Touch-A- Truck - equipment from Transportation and Public Works/Environmental - over 300 people attended. 2. Sanitation Truck Rodeo - Residential/Commercial/Scout Truck drivers and crews raced through an obstacle course for the best time. 3. Forklift Rodeo - The Recycling Center competed against the Transportation Department for skill and time. 4. Trackhoe Rodeo - Teams from Water Resources and Transportation competed for skill and time. 5.A breakfast honored all the employees in the Sanitation, Fleet and Recycling Center. Certificates were given to each person. The awards for the Sanitation Truck Rodeo were given out. 6. Within Public Works/Environmental, a softball game was held with ice cream afterwards. 7. A luncheon was held for all the employees in Community Development, Building Operations, Transportation and Water Resources. Certificates were handed out. The awards for the Forklift and TRackhoe competitions were given out. 8. The events were paid for by sponsorship dollars from vendors. 9. The local FOX network came out and reported live for the Sanitation and Forklift rodeos!
City of San Gabriel / Southern California
On Thursday May 22nd in celebration of National Public Works Week, the San Gabriel Public Works Department opened its doors at its annual Open House. The open house was attended by the general public as well as local schools. Also in attendance was recently retired Public Works Director, Bob Bustos, whose 20 years of service was recognized during the event’s program. The open house featured tours with exhibitions and demonstrations of the Public Works functions. Also featured were an Edison crew with a large demonstration truck and Athens Services trash & sweeper trucks. The Athens Services crew served brisket, pulled pork and hot dogs which were cooked on a Bar-B-Q grill which is a replica of a trash truck. Also in attendance were the Bike San Gabriel Valley who had information on their mission to promote a safer, healthier, & more enjoyable place for cycling, and the San Gabriel County Water District who had water conservation tips for residents. The Public Works Department would like to thank all who attended and its sponsors and supporters: Athens Services, Sakaida Nursery, and Allen Stutin-Empire Cleaning. If you have any questions please contact Patty Peña at (626) 308-2825 or

City of Vallejo Public Works /
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Vallejo Public Works held its 3rd Annual Open House on Sunday, May 18th at their Corporation Yard. Over 220 Guests were able to view booths and/or demonstrations from most of the Public Works sections, including; watching the Streets section crew grind and pave portions of the Coproration Yard lot, learning how leaks can be identified through your water meter and how it affects your bill, touring the Fleet Maintenance shop, and doing a taste test of Vallejo's water vs bottled water. Guests were encouraged to enjoy the afternoon with free popcorn, hot dogs, and giveaways. The Public Works Department advertised the event with a City Council Proclamation, through the City's Facebook and Nextdoor pages, with a banner on the Ferry Building (serves San Francisco passengers), on the large electronic billboard entering the City, and through the use of customized street signs with the event information placed at the local farmer's market and shopping centers.

DC / Virginia-DC-Maryland
2014 Program for APWA Week

Forsyth County Government / Georgia
We would like to know if you have a sample certificate for employee appreciation for this year's National Public Works Week Campaign. We would like to use a document that is consistant with this years theme.

Kitsap County Public Works / Washington
Local High School students were invited to a career day Monday, May 19. About 75 attended. They started their day with a meet and greet and the County Courhouse campus. There they met the County Commissioners and learned about their day. The career tour included visits to a local wastewater treatment plant as well as the RW Casteel Public Works Annex and our Household Hazardous Waste Facility. They were given information about careers in Public Works including educational requirements, working environment and wage scales. The students had a lot of opportunity to meet with employees and talk with them in small groups and one-on-one situations. Employees were invited to a Public Works Employee Appreciation picnic hosted by the Department Managers. Employees brought their families to see exhibits and some of the equipment used by their family members. There were big trucks, sign shop displays, and demonstrations including the robotic pipe inspection system. A good time was had by all. Tuesday May 20 was the 10th annual celebration for elementary students. Students from six local elementary schools attended a matriculated day of fun and informative classes. They toured our local transfer station, learned about wastewater treatment, discovered how signs and signals shape our world and even played an exciting Public Works Game Show. Teachers always comment that this is the best field trip they attend all year. Parent chaperones are some of the most delighted when they learn all about Public Works and our contribution to the community. On Wednesday, May 21 we dedicated and renamed our utility annex in honor of Randy W. Casteel, our previous Director who retired last year. Randy spent 20 years as our Director and was instrumental in developing several new programs and completing numerous projects. He was the driving force behind our accreditation efforts resulting in APWA accreditation last September. On Thursday, May 22 we christend the new branding for our stormwater maintenance program. Previously calls the Surface & Stormwater Management Program (SSWM) a new logo was unveiled along with the new program name Clean Water Kitsap. This is a unique partnership with the Public Health District, Conservation District and the WSU Extension office that provides assistance and programs that help keep water clean. The last event we do as part of NPWW is our annual paint a plow contest. Artists are invited to submit a design for consideration. Three winners are selected and we provide the paint, brushes and a clean plow blade for them to paint. We then use those plows in the vicinity of the location of the artist. This is a fun an exciting way to add awareness in our community. We love National Public Works week in Kitsap County and already have the wheels turning for next year's event!
Macon Bibb Public Works / Georgia
*Several school career day events at local elementary schools were done. The week was started with employees worshipping at a church of their choice. Monday - Kick off Breakfast Tuesday- Health fair, Carshow and bbq Wednesday - Fun day at local park sponsored by local vendor (during lunch) Thursday - Employee appreciation & brick dedication ceremony

Nashua DPW / New England (CT, MA, NH, RI, VT)
When: Saturday, May 31 (rescheduled from May 17) Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Stellos Stadium, Stadium Drive, Nashua, NH Activities: Children’s games, Trolley Tour of facilities, display of trucks and equipment, information booths, refreshments, raffles. Cost: Admission is free. For more information: Contact Patrick Meighan, the DPW Citizens Services Coordinator, at 589-3139 or When you drive down a city street, stroll on the sidewalk, or relax in one of our many beautiful parks, you are benefiting from services provided by the City of Nashua's Division of Public Works. These benefits are an important part of our daily lives, but most of us take them for granted. One hundred and sixty-seven employees provide the expertise, skill and labor to support all of our services we offer day and night to the people in the great City of Nashua. Let us tell you our story, the story of Public Works! We invite area families to join us Saturday, May 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stellos Stadium to celebrate National Public Works Week. Frank FM 106.3 will be broadcasting live. There will be games and activities for children, a trolley tour of our facilities, and a chance to learn about the individual departments – Parks and Recreation, Solid Waste, Wastewater Treatment, Streets, Engineering and Administration -- that together comprise the City of Nashua Division of Public Works. We hope to see you at Stellos on May 31!
San Joaquin County / Sacramento
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San Joaquin County Department of Public Works celebrates National Public Works Week with a week-long observance of public works fields, celebrating the men and women who provide community services and maintain community infrastructure with different events, games and prizes for its employees and their families.
South windsor / New England (CT, MA, NH, RI, VT)
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See attached story. Press Release: South Windsor National Public Works Week, May 19 through May 23, 2014 is a celebration of tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services and are First Responders and are collectively known as Public Works. This Year also is the 60 th Anniversary of the New England Chapter of the American Public Works association! The South Windsor Public Works Department will celebrate Public Works Week by holding the 18th Annual Equipment and Job Demonstration for Grades K – 2 at the Wapping Elementary School on May 22, 2014. In addition, members of the Public Works Department will be making a presentation on May 21ST at Wapping Elementary School as to the work performed by Public Works. On Monday, May 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., there will be award presentations made before the Town Council Meeting recognizing: the 2014 Public Works Community Service Award to FISH; the 2014 Public Works Business Partnership Awards to Jimmy and Howard Slater of Slater Construction; the 2014 Richard Boudreault Employee Award to Gary Schacht, Maintainer II Streets Services Division. Friends In Service Here-F.I.S.H., this year’s Community Service Award recipients, have been an active participant since 1997 in our Adopt-A-Road Program never seeking recognition for what they do to improve the quality of life here in South Windsor. FISH takes the initiative three to four times a year to cleanup Nutmeg Road North . This years Business Partnership Award recognizes Jimmy and Howard Slater of J & H Slater Construction of South Windsor. Throughout the years, J & H Slater Construction has been the construction firm we call when we have had an infrastructure emergency. They have responded to and successfully restored service when we have had broken pipes at VMP, a broken force main at the Benedict Drive Pump Station, a broken force main on Clark Street, a collapsed sewer on Chapel Road, and many, many more –usually difficult problems’ he Slaters also helped the Town with emergency snow plowing during the Blizzard of 2013. Jim and Howard’s integrity, value-added expertise, honesty and fairness are unparalleled. When they show up to the site with their crew we know the job will get done right! The Richard Boudreault Public Works Award is given to an employee or group of employees who have best exemplified the qualities of the late Richard Boudreault, Facilities Manager/Assistant to the Director of Public Works – dedication, innovation, cost consciousness and enthusiasm for their work. This year’s recipient is Gary Schacht Maintainer II in the Street Services Division of Public Works. Gary has been very involved in the Board of Educations South Windsor Academy , where he works with students in the Town’s Sign shop. His initiative, enthusiasm and pride shown in taking a lead on the projects were an example to all.

Town of Williston /
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Town of Drayton Valley / Alberta
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The Town of Drayton Valley celebrated our First Annual Public Works Week May 18-24, 2014. The theme for year is “Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow”. Public works plays a key role in the planning, building and maintenance of infrastructure projects in communities that will allow future generations to enjoy a higher quality of life. The Town of Drayton Valley chose to focus this week on Safety and Education through Public Works and Utilities work “shadowing” opportunities for councilors, as well as Public works visited participating schools to go through the safety aspects of the heavy equipment that we use day to day. The kids were explained what each piece of equipment does, why they need to stay clear when we are working, and the highlight of the day was sitting in the driver’s seat and blowing the horns. There was also a learning session with schools about planting a small wildflower in school yards.

Town of Fishers / Indiana
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Traditionally we host a touch-a-truck event for the kiddos, have our elected leaders read aloud in a public meeting a proclamation making NAtional Public Works Weeks official in out community and the Indiana CHapter of APWA hosts its annual scholarship fund raiser golf outing. That event will be held on May 22nd, it is booked full and the weather forcast looks to be perfect. We moved our touch-a-truck event this year to our new amphitheatre and the location proved to be a huge success. We had well over 2000 attendees and had little ones crawling all over our equipment. The horns on all apparatus got a huge workout! We had so many people still on the property we were forced to extend the time of the event beyond the published time.
Town of Williston / New England (CT, MA, NH, RI, VT)
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