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Nevada County California - National Public Works Week Celebrates County s Unsung Heroes 20 May 2022 ( news )
Nevada County , state California ( By Press Release office)
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On May 10th , the Board of Supervisors joined jurisdictions nationwide in proclaiming May 15
as National Public Works Week . Public Works professionals help keep our community strong by providing an infrastructure of services in transportation , wastewater , solid waste , road maintenance , engineering , and administration .
“Our teams are the backbone of the community . They provide the very foundation for which our entire community thrives , ” said Pat Perkins , Nevada County’s Principal Engineer . “They are what makes our community a great place to live and work . ”
This year’s National Public Works Week theme is Ready and Resilient . Within every Public Works professional lies an unsung hero . Public Works professionals are always READY to serve their communities and RESILIENT as ever in their abilities to adjust and assist after encountering challenges .
The Public Works team demonstrates their dedication to Nevada County every day and during significant events such as the 2021 December Storm Event .
“Every division works hard every day to keep our roads and bridges safe , our buses running , our garbage picked up and our wastewater collected and treated . During recent significant events , crews went above and beyond working around the clock to ensure public safety , ” said Trisha Tillotson , Community Development Agency Director and Acting Public Works Director .
National Public Works Week was established in 1960 by the American Public Works Association to celebrate the Public Works professionals in North America . For 62 years , many states , provinces , cities/towns , and municipalities from across North America have celebrated National Public Works Week with official government proclamations and resolutions in honor of the contributions Public Works makes to their communities .
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