National Public Works Week

National Public Works Week Poster

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."  

Mayor Lavelle Proclaims May 17th-May 23rd, 2020 as "PUBLIC WORKS WEEK"

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.

Carrboro Public Works

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.

Temp Org Chart 2020-05
Monthly Equipment Check
House Keeping
Fleet Maintenance - Tire Repair
Equipment Repairs
Ball Field Marking
Field Mowing
Residential Waste Collection
Boom Truck
Removing Hazardous Limbs from Trees in the R-O-W
Stormwater Inspection
Stormwater Inspection

Children’s Activities and Videos

Coloring Pages

2020 Rhythm of Public Works                   Construction Truck

Park                                                           Playground Equipment 

Stop Sign                                                   Street Sweeper Truck

Dump Truck                                               Waste Truck


Construction Workers Theme Activities for Preschool