National Public Works Week 2013 ~ May 19-25
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 "Because of Public Works...".
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 23, 2013. 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
"Because of Public Works..." as its theme for 2013's National
Public Works Week, being celebrated May 19-25. The theme
is about the quality of life brought to communities
around the world. We are able to have clean water, safe
streets and neighborhoods, efficient traffic and safe
clean communities "Because of Public Works..."
About this year's artist:
This year, artist Jannie
Ho shows the many facets of public works in a whimsical
and bright illustration. Born in Hong Kong and raised in
Philadelphia, Jannie studied at Parsons School of Design
in New York. Her work appears in children's books,
magazines, toys, crafts and digital media.
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 what gets done "Because of Public Works..."