APWA – Legislative Action Alert (National Public Works Week)

This week, May 19- 25, is the 59th annual celebration of National Public Works Week (NPWW). Hundreds of events will be held across the United States and Canada throughout the week honoring the public works professionals responsible for planning, building, designing, managing and operating the infrastructure that protects and ensures our quality of life.

During NPWW, APWA’s Washington D.C. office will be hosting two events on Capitol Hill with support from the U.S. House Public Works & Infrastructure Caucus. On May 21, APWA will host a breakfast roundtable discussion titled, “Public Works and the Workforce”. APWA President-Elect Bill Spearman will moderate the panel discussion, and the speakers are members Tyler Palmer from Moscow, ID, Justin Miller from Durham, NC, Chris Geldart from Washington, D.C., and Bronto Wigen from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration. On May 23, APWA and the D.C. Department of Public Works, are hosting the now annual “Donuts and Trucks” event, where donuts and coffee are handed out to Congressional staff on their way to work;

Please take a few minutes to contact your Senators and Representative TODAY to tell them about NPWW, share how your community is recognizing the week, and thank them for their support of public works.Take Action

Published by Peter Cavalli, MPA

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