National Public Works Week 2014 ~ May 18-24
year the third full week in May has been designated as
National Public Works Week by the
American Public Works Association to celebrate the
accomplishments of the men and women of North America
involved in this diverse and varied industry. This years
theme is "Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow".
of San Luis Obispo's
Public Works and
Utilities Departments set aside time to celebrate
success within the departments and with other agencies
in the area. One of the public events planned is the
showcasing of our local Central Coast Public Works agencies
at the SLO Farmers Market on Thursday May 22, 2014. The
City of San Luis Obispo is hosting the event which will
include handouts, displays and equipment demonstrations
by Public Works staff and other local agencies
from around the County of San Luis Obispo.
The APWA has selected
"Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow" as its theme for 2014's National Public Works Week, being celebrated May 18-24. The theme
represents the classic idea of stewardship embodied by
the profession of public works and the professionals
that practice it. Focusing on the communities;
"building" points out the day to day aspect of public
works that is quality of life, while "planning"
references the sustainable practices that ensure that
quality of life for future generations.
About this year's artist:
Lane duPont has been a
professional illustrator for over 30 years. He attended
Paier School of Art in New Haven, CT and The School of
Visual Arts in New York City where he began his career.
He has created images for a multitude of national and
global corporations. Having been influenced by his
father's profession as an architect, his work has
evolved from natural media into digital blending a warm
realism with technical line work. Lane lives in Newport,
RI. When not illustrating he can be found behind a
camera, on a kiteboard or composing music in his studio.
Calendar of Events
Downtown San Luis Obispo
Public Works Week Proclamation read at the City Council
Meeting held at 990 Palm St. begins at 6:00 pm.
Works Night at Farmer's Market - See our display of
City equipment parked at the intersection of Chorro & Higuera.
Bring the family out for an evening fun, meet the Public
Works staff and
learn why we are "Building for Today ~ Planning for