May 16, 2003

National Public Works Week

The week of May 18-24 has been proclaimed as “National Public Works Week”.  This is a yearly national event to recognize the importance of Public Works in the community.  This year’s theme is “The Strength in Public Works”, emphasizing the foundation or “strength” of a community that relates to its public works infrastructure such as its streets, water, wastewater and transportation systems.  This week is a time to recognize those many employees who work together to help hold the community together with sometimes little or no notoriety. 

The Public Works Department will also host tours at the Municipal Service Center on May 20th for some of the local elementary school classes.  The children will learn about the different jobs and responsibilities of the department and how important they are to the community.  The tours will show how various pieces of equipment work with live demonstrations emphasizing safety precautions around them.

The Public Works Department includes the Engineering, Fleet and Facilities, Streets, Transit, Water and Wastewater divisions.  The City of Lodi’s Public Works Department celebrates National Public Works Week to thank its employees and those contractors who have provided continuous dedication and strength in making our community a better place to live.