National Public Works Week is celebrated annually at the end of May. Since 1960, the American Public Works Association has sponsored National Public Works Week "to energize and educate the public on the importance of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating at the heart of their local communities to improve everyday quality of life."
This year’s theme The Rhythm of Public Works challenges "citizens to think about their communities as a symphony of essential services, working in concert to create a great place to live."
2020 marks the 60th annual National Public Works Week, sponsored by the American Public Works Association and the Canadian Public Works Association. Mayor Lavelle proclaims the week of May 17th through May 23rd, 2020 as PUBLIC WORKS WEEK in the Town of Carrboro. Mayor Lavelle would like to urge all citizens to pay tribute to our public works employees and to recognize the vital contributions they make to protecting our health, safety, and quality of life.
Read the proclamation here.
The Town of Carrboro’s Public Works Department consists of 39 employees that work in seven different divisions. These divisions include Central Services, Fleet Maintenance, Landscaping and Grounds, Solid Waste, Streets Maintenance, Stormwater, and Administration which includes capital project’s and engineering services.