CULLMAN, Ala. – On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs proclaimed the week of May 16 – 22, 2021, “Public Works Week” in the City of Cullman to coincide with National Public Works Week sponsored by the American Public Works Association.
Two officials with the APWA-Alabama Chapter were on hand to receive the proclamation from Mayor Jacobs. They were Wesley Cox, president, and board of directors member Daniel Kerber.
The main goal of NPWW is to educate the public about the importance of public works to their daily lives. Public works professionals are engineers, managers and employees at all levels of government, and the private sector responsible for rebuilding, improving and protecting our transportation systems, water supply and treatment systems, wastewater and stormwater collection and treatment, solid waste disposal systems, public buildings and spaces and other essential structures and systems. They plan, build, manage, and operate at the heart of the community, their work vital to the public’s health, quality of life and well-being.
“Public works professionals are the ones who keep things going,” said Mayor Jacobs. “Public works professionals include those men and women who keep our streets, sidewalks, bridges, water and sewer supply and treatment structures and facilities and other vital infrastructure in good working condition. Those men and women work hard in all kinds of environmental conditions to provide the services that are so very important to everyone in our community.”
Every year since 1960, the APWA has sponsored National Public Works Week. This year’s theme, “Stronger Together,” challenges APWA members and the public to think about the role public works plays in creating a great place to live. It is in the public interest for citizens, civic leaders and children to learn and understand the importance of public works and public works programs in their communities.
In the proclamation, Mayor Jacobs stated that, “by working together, citizens and public works professionals can have an even greater impact on our community and accomplish goals once thought unattainable!”
“I am proud to honor all of our government and private sector public works professionals,” said Mayor Jacobs. “I hope everyone takes this opportunity to thank these men and women and to learn more about what they do and how their work affects our lives every day.”
To learn more about the American Public Works Association, visit https://www.apwa.net//.
To learn more about the Alabama Chapter of the APWA, visit https://alabama.apwa.net.