National Public Works Week (May 17 – 23, 2015)

Author Dan Mc Nichol, who has driven a 1949 Hudson across the country to bring attention to road and bridge conditions, NPWW-posterhelped the American Public Works Association kick off National Public Works Week with an appearance in Washington, D.C. at the citys Public Works Fleet Campus. Instituted as a public education campaign by the American Public Works Association in 1960, NPWW calls attention to the importance of public works in community life. Some special highlights of NPWW include a United States Senate resolution affirming the first National Public Works Week in 1960, letters of acknowledgment from Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Lyndon Johnson, and a Presidential Proclamation signed by John F. Kennedy in 1962. From the beginning, the selection of a Top Ten list of exceptional public works professionals has been a cornerstone of NPWW. National Public Works Week is observed each year during the third full week of May. Through NPWW and other efforts, APWA seeks to raise the public’s awareness of public works issues and to increase confidence in public works employees who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for present and future generations. Read Entire Article:

About American Public Works Association
The American Public Works Association exists to develop and support the people, agencies, and organizations that plan, build, maintain, and improve our communities. Working together, APWA and its membership contribute to a higher and sustainable quality of life.