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National Public Works Week 2014 ~ May 18-24

Every 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".

The City 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


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
Tuesday        5/20/2014

National Public Works Week Proclamation read at the City Council Meeting held at 990 Palm St. begins at 6:00 pm.

Thursday       5/22/2014

Public 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 Public Works & Utilities staff from the City of SLO, County and other local agencies. Learn about why we are "Building for Today ~ Planning for Tomorrow". 




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