Celebrate National Public Works Week May 21-27

Published on May 22, 2023

Celebrate National Public Works Week May 21-27

The City of Centennial joins municipalities across the country to celebrate National Public Works Week May 21-27. This year's Public Works Week theme is Connecting the World Through Public Works, to spotlight public works professionals across the country, including Centennial.

In celebration of Public Works Week, Centennial invites residents of all ages to get up close with public works equipment and other vehicles at its “Touch-a-Truck” event on Wednesday, May 24, from 9 - 11 a.m. at the Smoky Hill Library (5430 S. Biscay Cir.) This event is brought to the community by the City of Centennial in partnership with the Arapahoe Library District and the Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority (SEMSWA).

Public works professionals work to enhance the quality of life for the cities and towns they serve, leading to healthier and happier communities through services ranging from infrastructure to wastewater, right-of-way management to emergency command and first response.

“The City of Centennial is proud of the services provided by our contracted partners and organizations who continue to serve Centennial even prior to the City’s incorporation,” says Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko. “In Centennial, we pride ourselves on being a connected community where neighborhoods matter and businesses are embraced. This is achieved by providing safe streets, maintaining clean neighborhoods, and remaining responsive to the needs of the community so thank you to all those that work so hard to make this a reality.”

Centennial takes this week to recognize the City’s Public Works staff and partners who help make its community run every day. Centennial’s unique framework began with a vision to create a cost-efficient and resourceful City, now operating through a blend of public and private services. Premier partners include Jacobs Engineering, a professional services partner providing public works, from code compliance to design and construction, snow and ice control services to a 24/7 resident call center (Citizen Response Center) to residents since 2008. And the Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority, Centennial’s stormwater management provider since 2007, servicing drainage and flood control facilities and collaborating with more than ten water and sanitation districts servicing the City.

About National Public Works Week:

Initiated by the American Public Works Association, more than 30,000 members across the U.S. and Canada take Public Works Week to energize and educate all on the importance of public works to their daily lives, from planning, building, managing and operating at the center of their local communities to improve everyday quality of life. For more information about National Public Works Week, visit the American Public Works Association website at http://www.apwa.net/.