During its May 4 City Council meeting, Mayor Bruce Teague signed a proclamation announcing that National Public Works Week will be recognized in Iowa City from May 16 to May 22 this year.
The professional staff of the Iowa City Public Works Department focus on infrastructure, facilities, and services that are vital to public health, quality of life, and the well-being of our City's residents. Public Works staff are essential workers who have continued to work hard every day during the ongoing pandemic to keep our community safe and running smoothly.
Locally, Public Works is made up of six vital divisions that support our community and contribute in making Iowa City a wonderful place to live. These divisions include Engineering, Equipment, Resource Management (Landfill and Solid Waste), Streets and Traffic Engineering, Wastewater, and Water.
This year's National Public Works Week is themed "Stronger Together" and is sponsored by the American Public Works Association. This designation is intended to highlight the role that public works plays in creating a great place to live. By working together, the impact community members and public works professionals can have on their communities is magnified, resulting in the ability to accomplish goals once thought unattainable.