National Public Works Week is observed each year during the third full week of May. National Public Works Week is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as "public works". The week seeks to raise awareness of public works employees who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for present and future generations.
At the Town of Marana the Public Works is made up of the departments and divisions of Streets, Traffic, Facilities, Fleet, Engineering, Water, Wastewater, and Parks.
Special highlights of National Public Works Week include a United States Senate resolution affirming the first National Public Works Week in 1960, letters of acknowledgment from Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Lyndon Johnson, and a Presidential Proclamation signed by John F. Kennedy in 1962.
The Marana Town Council proclaimed May 19-25 as National Public Works Week at their May 7th meeting.
This year’s theme is "It Starts Here." This theme represents the many facets of modern civilization that grow out of the efforts put forth by the public works professionals across North America. What starts here? Infrastructure starts with public works... Growth and innovation starts with public works... Mobility starts with public works... Security starts with public works... Healthy communities start with public works... The bottom line is that citizens' quality of life starts with public works.
During the work week from May 20 to May 24, the Public Works Department will set up displays in the Marana Municipal Complex lobby. Public Works will display this year’s Town Council Proclamation, National Public Works Week Poster, a traffic signal, LED solar stop sign with radar, asphalt and concrete coring machine and core samples.
Please stop by and view the displays.