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Richfield celebrates its public works staff during Nationals Public Works Week (May 20-26)

Post Date:05/09/2018 11:10 AM

In appreciation of the great work done by the city’s public works staff, the City of Richfield would like to recognize their tireless efforts to build, protect and maintain the city’s infrastructure during National Public Works Week.  

The American Public Works Association established National Public Works Week in 1960 to educate the public on the importance of public works in their everyday lives.

In 2018, National Public Works Week will be held May 20-26.  

“All residents have to do is drive around Richfield after a snowstorm to understand how blessed we are as a city to have great public works workers,” said Mayor Pat Elliott. “Some metro cities take days to get their streets and sidewalks completely cleared after a winter storm, Richfield gets it done in a matter of hours.”

Cities, counties and states across the country, as well as many Canadian provinces and cities, annually celebrate National Public Works Week in May.

“Richfield’s public works employees are some of the best in Minnesota, and probably the country,” said City Manager Steve Devich. “They care about the people they serve and make sure every project they undertake improves the quality of life for residents.”

This year’s National Public Works Week theme is “The Power of Public Works.”

Throughout National Public Works Week, the City of Richfield will be promoting the great work done by its public work staff through the city’s website and social media channels, as well as hosting an open house at the Richfield Public Works Facility, 1901 East 66th Street, from 11 a.m to 1 p.m.  

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