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National Public Works Week

Released:May 15, 2017

City celebrates National Public Works Week May 21–27

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The City of Stillwater is a member of the American Public Works Association (APWA) and is proud to celebrate APWA National Public Works Week.

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / May 16, 2017) — Hundreds of Stillwater elementary students will participate in National Public Works Week May 21–27 as city employees bring the big trucks to their schools.

The City is hosting these Touch-a-Truck events at Stillwater elementary schools to teach children about how public works jobs serve the community.

"We think the elementary students will love to see inside some of our large trucks and equipment,” Operations Manager Mark White said. “They will be able to use the joy stick that lifts the trash carts and see other cool vehicles."

The trucks will visit Highland Park and Westwood elementary schools on May 22 and Will Rogers and Sangre Ridge elementary schools on May 23.

Stillwater City Council also honored city employees with a proclamation at its regular meeting on Monday, May 15.

The City of Stillwater is a member of the American Public Works Association (APWA) and is proud to celebrate APWA National Public Works Week, which is observed annually the third week in May.
 
This year’s theme is "Public Works Connects Us," which showcases how public works provides, maintains, and improves the structures and services that assure a higher quality of life for our community. It salutes the tens of thousands of public works professionals who work to strengthen the bond that keeps us all connected.

“National Public Works Week is a great opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication of public works professionals in our community,” said Operations Field Services Supervisor Sean Eisensmith, who helped organize the week’s events.

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