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National Public Works Week – May 20-26

Released:May 16, 2018

City celebrates National Public Works Week this May 20-26

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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 16, 2018) — 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 on May 20-26.

The City will host Touch-a-Truck events at Stillwater elementary schools throughout the week to teach children how public works jobs serve our community.

“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,” Operations Director Mark White said.

There is also a Touch-a-Truck opportunity at the first Friday Food Trucks and Tunes event in Downtown Stillwater on Friday, May 18.

Stillwater City Council also honored our public works professionals with a proclamation at its regular meeting on Monday, May 15.

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

This year’s theme is The Power of Public Works, which showcases the impact that public works have on our community. To learn more about National Public Works Week and the association, go to https://npww.apwa.net/.

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