National Public Works Week is observed each year during the third full week of May. 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”. The week seeks to raise awareness of public works employees who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for present and future generations.
This year’s theme “It Starts Here” represents the many facets of modern civilization that grow out of the efforts put forth by the Public Works professionals across North America.
“National Public Works Week” calls upon all citizens and civic organizations in the City of Lynwood to acquaint themselves with the programs and services provided by the Department of Public Works and to recognize the contributions they make every day to our health, safety, comfort, and quality of life.
The Public Works infrastructure, facilities, and services provided in our communities are an integral part of our citizens’ health, safety, and well-being. All people regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, age, familial status or religion, have a right to live in a community with infrastructure that maintains their quality of life.
The support from our community members is vital to the efficient operation of the Department of Public Works; providing services in the area of water, sewer, street, public buildings, public transportation, parks, capital improvement projects, waste collection, street sweeping, and traffic control.
The quality and effectiveness of these facilities, as well as their planning, design, and construction, are greatly dependent upon the efforts and skill of the men and women of the Public Works Department.