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National Public Works Week 2013 ~ May 19-25

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 "Because of Public Works...".

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 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: Jannie Ho


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
Tuesday        5/21/2013

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

Thursday       5/23/2013

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 the Public Works staff and learn what gets done "Because of Public Works..." 




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