Celebrating National Public Works Week
Athens-Clarke County, along with municipalities across the country, will celebrate National Public Works Week from May 19 to May 25. This week, sponsored by the American Public Works Association (APWA), is meant to celebrate the 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 several local schools, including Alps Road Elementary, Athens Montessori, Chase Street Elementary, Cleveland Road Elementary, J. J. Harris Elementary, Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary, St. Joseph Catholic School, Whit Davis Elementary, 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.
To learn about your local Department of Transportation and Public Works, visit our website here.