May 15- 21 is National Public Works Week
May 18, 2016
Public Works Always There
Jenna Smith (615) 880-2439 direct, (615)967-8186 cell
Kennetha Price (615) 862-8763 direct, (615) 210-6004 cell
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 17, 2016) – Sunday, May 15 through Saturday, May 21 is National Public Works Week.
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. NPWW is also celebrated in Nashville May 15 to May 21, 2016 with RESOLUTION NO. RS2016-242 proclaiming this week as National Public Works week as a way to celebrate the employees and their contribution to the community.
The American Public Works Association (APWA) instituted NPWW in 1960 as a public education campaign. This week-long celebration is used to educate and increase public awareness on the importance of the contribution of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating the heart of our local communities and building the quality of life. This year’s theme is “Public Works Always There. ” This theme showcases the pervasiveness of public works.
The Metro Nashville Public Works Department’s mission is to deliver a wide range of services that help define the quality of life for Nashville and Davidson County’s residents, businesses and visitors by ensuring a safe and convenient complete streets transportation infrastructure; protecting the environment; and creating cleaner, beautiful, and more livable neighborhoods.
MPW currently maintains over 1,000 miles of sidewalk, over 2,200 miles of public roadways and right-of-way and over 140 miles of bikeways. Other services include litter pick up, paving services, removal of yard waste, providing recycling and sanitation services for residential and commercial customers, beautification projects, and completing infrastructure and roadway projects. Many hardworking people behind the scenes contribute work daily in these areas to ensure Nashville is and continues to be a great place to work, visit, and live.
Visit Metro Public Works website