National Public Works week honors 'unsung heroes'

Friday, April 18, 2008
Photos by Greg Lowe Mayor Bob Phillips signs the National Public Works Week proclamation for the City of Lewisburg as Lewisburg Administrative Assistant Mary Crutcher, Construction Supervisor Bill Curtis and Office Manager Kenneth Hilliard look on. Not Pictured -- Street and Sanitation Supervisor Kenny Ring.

The men and women of the Lewisburg Public Works Department will join their colleagues across the nation May 18-24 in celebrating the 48th Annual National Public Works Week.

National Public Works Week is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. 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.

The week seeks to enhance the prestige of the often unsung heroes of our society, the professionals who serve the public good every day with quiet dedication.

National Public Works Week is observed each year during the third full week of May. Through NPWW and other efforts, the association 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. This year's theme for National Public Works Week is: "The Future Is Now."

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