National Public Works Week is a time when Public Works demonstrates what ’public works’ means. We take a week in the spring to celebrate accomplishments and milestones while raising awareness to the contributions public works has on our community and our everyday lives.
During Public Works Week, the City recognizes the professional and dedicated women and men who make daily contributions to public works-related efforts that include designing, planning, operating and improving the City’s infrastructure; graffiti removal; street, water, storm drain, sewer and treatment plant repair; engineering and mapping services; pavement materials lab; and traffic control devices.
All of these efforts are collectively known as public works and this one week each year is a time to recognize these important services.
Ready and Resilient
The American Public Works Association (APWA) has announced the theme for 2023 National Public Works Week: "Connecting the World Through Public Works".
This year’s theme illustrates how public works connects us all through infrastructure and service, enhancing the quality of life for the communities these professionals serve.
Public Works Week Activities
May 23, 2023: City Council Public Works Week Proclamation
May 24, 2023: Celebrate Public Works Week at the SR City Works Festival in Courthouse Square, Downtown Santa Rosa Opens a New Window.