The City of Bismarck and Bismarck Public Works are celebrating National Public Works Week, May 16-22, 2021, in collaboration with the North Dakota American Public Works Association (APWA).
Each year during National Public Works Week, the American Public Works Association honors those who work in professions that provide and maintain public facilities and services. Public Works Week celebrates the contributions of Public Works professionals and the role they play in keeping their communities safe and functioning smoothly.
This year’s theme, "Stronger Together" challenges the community to think about the role public works plays in creating a great place to live. By working together, the impact citizens and public works professionals can have on their communities is magnified and results in the ability to accomplish goals once thought unattainable.
Public Works helps maintain a community’s strength by working together to provide an infrastructure of services in transportation, water, wastewater, and stormwater treatment, public buildings and spaces, urban forestry, emergency management and first response, solid waste, street lights and traffic signals, and right-of-way management. Public Works provides togetherness needed for collaboration with all the stakeholders in capital projects, infrastructure solutions, and quality of life services.
Public Works professionals focus on infrastructure, facilities and services that 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 the City of Bismarck. We invite everyone to celebrate these efforts and the indispensable influence they have on our everyday life. Bismarck Public Works will hold a Public Works Day celebration event at a date to be announced later this fall.