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National Public Works Week & Events

Updated: May 29, 2019



The American Public Works Association hosts National Public Works Week each year to promote the importance of public works services. This year, National Public Works Week is May 19-25, 2019 and the theme, "It Starts Here," celebrates the many facets of modern civilization that develop due to public works professionals across North America.


Infrastructure, innovation, mobility, public safety, and healthy communities are all things that start with public works. The quality of life of residents all start with public works. Public works professionals contribute to the services that are indispensable to the way of life.


The City of Concord’s public works services are performed by Concord General Services, which include: trash and recycling collection, providing the highest quality of drinking water, wastewater processing, public property maintenance, servicing City equipment and vehicles, road maintenance, snow plowing, and maintenance of City’s water distribution and sewer collection systems. These services provide resources to the Concord community that we have grown accustomed to having every day – such as having water every time we turn on the faucet, having our trash properly disposed of, or even safely maintained streets to travel on. Concord Mayor, Jim Bouley, signed a proclamation to declare May 19-25, 2019 as this year’s Public Works Week for Concord, New Hampshire in recognition of the contributions of public works employees.


Join Concord General Services and the City of Concord in celebrating National Public Works Week. Join Concord General Services on Twitter @ConcordNHGS on Monday, May 20 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. to take part in the national conversation about public works services. Follow and tweet along using the hashtag #NPWW.


On Tuesday, May 21st, join the City of Concord for its 3rd annual Concord Public Works Celebration from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Memorial Field. It is a free event, open to the public, with activities that include live demonstrations, Touch-A-Truck, Battle of the Backhoe, games, exhibits, music by Nazzy Entertainment DJs and 98.3 WLNH, a pay-as-you-throw trash bag raffle, and more! Meet Concord General Services’ mascot, “Public Works Pup,” and some of the City’s dedicated public works employees.


New this year, Concord General Services is partnering with the NH Food Bank to participate in the New England Chapter of the American Public Works Association's "Fill a Public Works Truck" Food Drive. Help Concord General Services fight hunger during National Public Works Week by donating non-perishable food items. Most needed items include pasta, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, rice, and canned goods (soup, vegetables, fruit, gravy, tomato sauce, tuna, etc.). Items can be dropped off at 311 North State Street during the week, at the Concord Public Works Celebration, or at Market Basket on Friday, May 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All donations will benefit the Friendly Kitchen in Concord.

National Public Works Week is a great opportunity for the community to get involved to learn more about their local public works department. Celebrate the importance of public works services and learn more about the services provided by the City of Concord. Find more information about this year’s National Public Works Week at www.concordnh.gov/generalservices.