Metro Public Works honored during National and Davidson County Public Works Week
May 24, 2016
Nashville, TN - Metro Nashville Public Works employees were honored at a luncheon Thursday, May 19 in honor of Public Works Week in Metro Nashville and Davidson County. The lunch celebrated Public Works employees for both National Public Works Week and Public Works Week in Metro Nashville and Davidson County.
National Public Works Week (NPWW) is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. NPWW is celebrated across the country the 3rd week of May every year to call attention to the importance of public works projects, programs and services in our communities that help define and improve our quality of life.
The Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. (NCVC) and the Country Music Association (CMA) co-sponsored the luncheon which was catered by Peg Leg Porker BBQ.
In the spirit of this year’s theme, “Public Works, Always There”, speakers including Rich Riebeling, Nashville’s Chief Operating Officer; Butch Spyridon, President of Nashville’s Convention and Visitors Corp (NCVC); Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer; and Mark Macy, Public Works Director took to the stage and spoke about how Nashville depends on Public Works and how Public Works’ professionals are always there and always ready. We appreciated everything and thanks also to Rich Riebeling for these words to MPW staff, “You are the Backbone of the city.”
Metro Public Works is a proud member of both national APWA and the Tennessee Chapter of APWA, TCAPWA. Phillip Jones, Metro Public Works Operations Director also serves as the TCAPWA Middle Branch Director. The APWA exists to develop and support the people, agencies, and organizations that plan, build, maintain, and improve our communities. APWA has a global membership of over 28,500 public works professionals.
The Public Works Department was also honored by Metro Council resolution NO. RS2016-242 which proclaimed May 15th – 21st, 2016 as “National Public Works Week”.