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Memphis set to celebrate National Public Works Week

(Source: Memphis Public Works) (Source: Memphis Public Works)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The City of Memphis is gearing up to celebrate National Public Works Week.  

This year’s theme "Public Works Always There” showcases the pervasiveness of public works. The ultimate goal of this year is to “grow awareness and educate the general public about the value, necessities, and careers of Public Works in our daily lives."

“The dedicated men and women in our Public Works department keep this city moving,” Mayor Jim Strickland said. “I commend them for their service and appreciate their proactive approach to the upkeep of our city and quick response when problems do arise.  As we celebrate National Public Works Week, I hope citizens will take pride in knowing that our department is among the best.”

The celebration takes place Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall. It includes food trucks, entertainment, giveaways, division displays, and more!

“I am proud to be a part of a profession with such a storied history, whereby we have proven time and time again how important Public Works is to our city given the services we provide to citizens every day," Director of Public Works Robert Knecht said. "No other organization in city government touches the lives our citizens more on a daily basis. This only reinforces the tremendous importance and value Public Works brings to the quality of life enjoyed by citizens across the country. As Director I want to thank all of the hardworking men and women in Public Works Division and recognize you as the best in our profession.”

National Public Works Week--sponsored by the American Public Works Association--is held annually in May and focuses on energizing and educating the public on the contributions public works make to improving the quality of life in our communities.

To learn more about National Public Works Week click here.

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