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May 17, 2020 - May 23, 2020
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Lenoir, NC 28645
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National Public Works Week

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Mayor Joe Gibbons proclaimed May 17-23, 2020, as as National Public Works Week in the City of Lenoir.

The City of Lenoir Public Works Department provides sanitation services, maintains city streets, manages the the city cemeteries and stormwater system, and provides engineering services for various construction projects.

"When you travel on a city street, take a stroll on the sidewalk, enter a city owned building, set out your garbage, or stand under the shade of one of the city-maintained trees, you are benefiting from one of many services provided by the City of Lenoir's Public Works Department. These services are an important part of daily life, and most of us take them for granted. The dedicated employees of Public Works take pride in providing these services to our citizens." - Public Works Director Jared Wright.


WHEREAS, Public Works infrastructure, facilities and services are of vital importance to sustainable and resilient communities and to the public health, high quality of life and well-being of the people of Lenoir, North Carolina; and

WHEREAS, Such facilities and services could not be provided without the dedicated efforts of public works professionals, engineers, managers and employees at all levels of government who are responsible for rebuilding, improving and protecting our nation's transportation, water supply, water treatment and solid waste systems, public buildings, and other structures and facilities essential for our citizens; and

WHEREAS, It is in the public interest for the citizens, civic leaders and children in Lenoir, North Carolina to gain knowledge of and to maintain a progressive interest and understanding of the importance of public works and public works programs in their respective communities; and

WHEREAS, The year 2020 marks the 60111 annual National Public Works Week sponsored by the American Public Works Association;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor, and on behalf of the Lenoir City Council do hereby designate the week of May 17 - 23, 2020 as National Public Works Week; I urge all citizens to join with representatives of the American Public Works Association and government agencies in activities, events and ceremonies designed to pay tribute to our public works professionals, engineers, managers and employees and to recognize the substantial contributions they make to protecting our national health, safety, and quality of life.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Lenoir to be affixed this 4th day of May, 2020.

Joseph L. GIbbons, Mayor