National Public Works Week (NPWW) 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. Instituted as a public education campaign by the American Public Works Association (APWA) in 1960, NPWW call 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 everyday 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
- American Public Works Association (APWA)
The City of Atlanta Department of Public Works appreciates the support and participation of our employees with National Public Works Week. Special appreciation is also extended to Mayor Kasim Reed, the Atlanta City Council, City of Atlanta Employees, and Atlanta residents for your part in making the week a success.