"Public Works: Creating a Lasting Impression"
May 20-26, 2012
At Palmetto Bay's May 7 Village Council Meeting, Director-Public Works Corrice Patterson announced that Palmetto Bay is recognizing National Public Works Week, an event that has been celebrated by the American Public Works Association (APWA) members across the nation since 1960. This year, more than 28,000 members use the week of May 20-26 to energize and educate the public 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.
"National Public Works Week is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America," said Director Patterson, "including the humble, hard working staff at the Village of Palmetto Bay who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works."
APWA has selected “Public Works: Creating a Lasting Impression” as its theme for 2012. The theme speaks to the never-ending effort of public works professionals to use sustainable solutions to bring their communities the highest possible quality of life within a framework of environmental, social, and economic responsibility.
This year’s poster is a watercolor scene representing the organization's theme “Public Works: Creating a Lasting Impression” by Robert Gantt Steele. This year, as the Golden Gate Bridge celebrates its 75th anniversary, we celebrate the inspiration and lasting impression it has provided to many generations.
Instituted as a public education campaign by the American Public Works Association (APWA) in 1960, NPWW calls attention to the importance of public works in community life. The week seeks to enhance the prestige of the often-unsung heroes of our society-the professionals who serve the public good every day with quiet dedication. National Public Works Week is observed each year during the third full week of May. Through NPWW and other efforts, APWA seeks to raise the public's awareness of public works issues and to increase confidence in public works employees who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for present and future generations.