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Mayor Visits With Metro Solid Waste Drivers For ‘National Public Works Week’

May 19, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This morning, Mayor Karl Dean and Public Works Director Billy Lynch met with Metro trash and recycling drivers as part of National Public Works Week.

This year, May 15-21 was designated National Public Works Week (NPWW) to celebrate the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works.

Mayor Dean and Director Lynch briefly visited with PW Solid Waste employees to personally thank them for their service to Metro residents and the city.

Instituted as a public education campaign by the American Public Works Association (APWA) in 1960, NPWW calls attention to the importance of public works in community life. The Week seeks to enhance the prestige of the often-unsung heroes of our society--the professionals who serve the public good every day with quiet dedication.

“Public Works: Serving You and Your Community” is the theme for Public Works Week, May 15-21, 2011
“Public Works: Serving You and Your Community” is the theme for Public Works Week, May 15-21, 2011