National Public Works Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2006
Press Contacts:  
D. Peter Gleichenhaus, Director of Public Works
(650) 991-8038
   
Daly City Celebrates National Public Works Week<<<

Daly City, California – In conjunction with the American Public Works Association (APWA) and departments around the country, Daly City will recognize those who work to provide and maintain public facilities and services during National Public Works Week, May 21-27, 2006. The theme for this year is Public Works: The Heart of Every Community. Activities and programs scheduled for the week will highlight the contributions of public works professionals on behalf of the community.

“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 public works professionals,” reports the American Public Works Association, sponsor of National Public Works Week. “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.”

Public Works professionals include those who manage the roads, sidewalks, storm drains, traffic signals, streetlights, city buildings, playground equipment, fencing, signs, and capital improvements. They are, in short, the people who maintain and improve the systems and services that support a healthy, safe, and comfortable community.

The Northern California Chapter of the APWA hosted its Annual Awards Ceremony in Berkeley on May 18. Daly City was honored with awards for two of its projects, Fire Station 92 on Bepler Street, and the Bayshore Community Center. Local activities scheduled for National Public Works Week include the presentation of both the National Public Works Week Proclamation and Certificate of Achievement for Public Works Employee of the Year at the City Council Meeting of May 22. The Daly City Public Works Department will present an Equipment Show and Tell at Marjorie H. Tobias Elementary School, 725 Southgate Avenue, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23. Other activities for the week include an employee recognition event.