Archive for Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Shawnee celebrates National Public Works Week

May 19, 2015

— This week, the City of Shawnee is celebrating National Public Works Week along with other cities and organizations around the country.

To honor the men and women of Shawnee’s Public Works team, the fountain in front of City Hall, 11110 Johnson Drive, will be dyed orange through May 23.

National Public Works Week is observed each May and recognizes the tens of thousands of men and women across North America who work to maintain and improve the infrastructure of our communities.

This year’s theme is “Community Starts Here," which the city says highlight the essential nature of public works services in support of everyday quality of life.

60 employees work across Shawnee’s Public Works and Development Services Departments, which specializes in a variety of fields, including engineering, street maintenance, stormwater, and traffic management.

“High-quality infrastructure is the backbone of any great city,” said Shawnee Mayor Michelle Distler. “We are fortunate in Shawnee to have a dedicated team of individuals whose professionalism and hard work ensures that our roads, bridges, stormwater, and other vital systems are maintained to the highest standards.”

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