National Public Works Week Celebrates Community

FRESNO, CA (May 11, 2005) - The City of Fresno, in accordance with the tradition of the American Public Works Association, will honor those who work in professions which provide and maintain public facilities and services, during National Public Works Week, on May 17, 2005. Activities and programs scheduled for the week will celebrate the contributions of the Department of Public Works, General Services and Public Utilities professionals as well as the communities they serve.

We value our communities and the role public works professionals play in keeping them safe and functioning smoothly. Our objective is designed to increase public awareness of their contributions as well as to enlighten the public about the duties, practices, and goals of these professionals.

Public works professionals include those who manage water, sewer, public transportation, and refuse removal systems as well as those responsible for maintaining public buildings and grounds. They are, in short, the people who maintain and improve the systems and services vital to a community’s health, safety and comfort.

Local activities scheduled include a Street Faire showcasing various heavy duty public works fleet equipment as well as a mini-job fair. The public will have the opportunity to network with the City’s Human Resource Department, engineering firms and the development and building industry. The Public Works, General Services and Public Utilities Departments can provide additional information.

Andrew T. Souza , City Manager
Contact: Ken Shockley, Public Affairs Officer: (559) 621-7777