National Public Works Week is May 15-21 and this year’s American Public Works Association (APWA) 2022 National Public Works Week theme is "Ready and Resilient". This year's theme showcases the superheroes that lie within the Public Works professional.
The "Ready & Resilient" theme highlights the ability of these professionals to perform routine public works duties while being ready at a moment's notice to react as first responders during emergencies and natural disasters.
Public works superheroes help keep communities strong by providing an infrastructure of services in transportation, water, wastewater, public buildings and spaces, parks and grounds, emergency management and first response, solid waste, and right-of-way management. They are what make our communities great places to live and work!
Every year National Public Works Week gets bigger and better. The number of participating municipalities continues to grow as the number of citizens who are exposed to the value of public works grows. One of the main goals of the APWA is to educate the general public about the value and necessities of public works projects and our public works professionals. This week allows us to energize and remind everyone of the importance of public works in our daily lives from the sidewalks we walk on, the safe roads we drive on, to the fresh water we drink.
So join us in celebrating these superheroes! On Friday, May 20 we encourage you to wear orange in support of our Public Works team and invite you to take a moment to say thank you to the men and women who often work behind the scenes and at the heart of Schertz to improve everyday quality of life.