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National Public Works Week – May 19-25

Released:May 13, 2019

City celebrates National Public Works Week this May 19-25



The City of Stillwater is a member of the American Public Works Association (APWA) and is proud to celebrate APWA National Public Works Week.

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / May 13, 2019) — From building roads and sidewalks, to generating clean water and emergency disaster planning, public works services significantly affect our society’s quality of life. In recognition of public works’ impact, the City of Stillwater is celebrating the American Public Works Association’s National Public Works Week May 19–25.

The City will kick off the celebration early with a Touch-a-Truck event at the first Friday, Food Trucks and Tunes event this Friday, May 17 to teach children how public works jobs serve our community. The first 125 youth to visit six trucks will receive a free T-shirt. Youth construction hats will also be offered to attendees and a balloon artist will be present.

Friday, Food Trucks and Tunes takes place from 6–10 p.m. at Block 34 in Downtown Stillwater (8th Avenue and Duncan Street).

“Not only will the students get to see the equipment we use on a daily basis, but some of the students will get to go inside the equipment and see from an operators point of view,” Public Works Director Mark White said.

Stillwater City Council will also honor our public works professionals with a proclamation at its regular meeting on Monday, May 20.

“National Public Works Week is a great opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication of public works professionals in our community,” said Public Works Supervisor Sean Eisensmith, who helped organize the week’s events.

This year’s theme is It Starts Here, which represents the many facets of modern civilization that grow out of the efforts put forth by the public works professionals across North America. To learn more about National Public Works Week and the association, go to



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