Leonardtown, MD –With the severe storms of May 18 as a backdrop, the Commissioners ofSt. Mary’s County recognized National Public Works Week. The week serves as an opportunity to acknowledge and honor the professionals who provide, maintain and sustain county-owned buildings and schools, road and bridges, vehicles, equipment, water and sewer systems, utilities, emergency response needs and other essential infrastructure services

National Public Works Week has been celebrated annually since 1960 by the American Public Works Association. The nationwide theme for 2018 is “The Power of Public Works,” which recognizes the vital role Public Works and Transportation plays in elevating modern society’s quality of life.

“Communities depend on public works and the contribution of Public Works & Transportation professionals who play a critical role in the planning, building and maintenance of infrastructure projects which ensures what we do todaywill become vital to a sustainable and vibranttomorrow,” said Commissioner Tom Jarboe (1stDistrict).

By proclaiming May 20 –26, 2018National Public Works Week, the commissioners call upon all citizens to join the American Public Works Association in recognizing the quiet dedication and outstanding performance all public works professionals provide in protecting and maintaining our national health, safety and quality of life.

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