National Public Works Week 2018
Athens-Clarke County will be celebrating National Public Works Week from May 20 to May 26. This week, sponsored by the American Public Works Association (APWA), is meant to celebrate the tens and thousands of men and women across North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. Public Works professionals use this week to energize and educate the public on the importance of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating at the heart of their local communities to improve everyday quality of life. In Athens, “public works” includes our Streets and Drainage Division, Traffic Engineering Division, Engineering Division, Stormwater Management Program, Landscape Management Division, Fleet Management Division, Public Utilities Department, Solid Waste Department, and Athens Transit services.
In honor of Public Works Week, Athens-Clarke County Unified Government is sponsoring a Rolling Truck Tour where public works trucks and equipment will travel to local schools, including Alps Road Elementary, Barnett Shoals Elementary, J.J. Harris Elementary, Chase Street Elementary, Cleveland Road Elementary, Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary, Fowler Drive Elementary, St. Joseph Catholic School, and Kaleidoscope Montessori School. Students will get to see, hear, and touch the trucks, as well as learn about the hardworking individuals who operate them.