National Public Works Week is An Ode to Essential Services and Employees
May 17-23 has been deemed National Public Works Week by the American Public Works Association (APWA). This year’s theme is “The Rhythm of Public Works,” challenging citizens everywhere to view their communities as a “symphony of essential services working in concert to create a great place to live.”
For the Anne Arundel County in Maryland, public workers have continued to do the deeds necessary to keep its residents to a somewhat normal way of life, whether it be construction on new capital projects, or managing the county’s wastewater system.
“Our public workers, especially in an all-hazards emergency like this, serve as a different type of first responder,” said Matt Diehl, public information officer for (Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works).
As National Public Works Week continues, communities everywhere are encouraged to show their gratitude for those exposing themselves on the front lines everyday.