Greenwich, CT., May 16, 2022 – On Monday, May 16, 2022, First Selectman Fred Camillo designated May 15 to May 21 as National Public Works Week by presenting a proclamation and raising the official Public Works flag. Local government officials, Town employees, and residents congregated in front of Town Hall at 11:30 a.m. to recognize the Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works staff, who tirelessly work behind the scenes every day to provide essential services that contribute to our community’s health, safety, comfort, and quality of life.
Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works is comprised of six divisions (Engineering, Building Construction & Maintenance, Building Inspection, Highway, Sewer, and Waste Disposal) which are responsible for ensuring critical infrastructure that keeps the Town of Greenwich safe and running is always maintained and operating properly. The week-long observation celebrates the ability of these professionals to perform regular public works duties and be ready at a moment’s notice to react as first responders during inclement weather events and natural disasters, and overcome trials seen in the field.
Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works (DPW) employees, public officials, and Greenwich residents pose for a picture after the National Public Works Week ceremony.
“I am proud to designate May 15 to May 21 as National Public Works Week,” said First Selectman Fred Camillo. “I want to thank everyone from Public Works, who often get overlooked for what they do, especially when it’s a weather event and the roads need to be cleared so our residents can get to work or go to the grocery store.
In conjunction with Public Works Week, the Department is hosting Fill-A-Public Works Truck Food Drive to collect food and household provisions to support Neighbor to Neighbor. During the month of May, residents can donate nonperishable food and household goods in one of our “trucks” in the Town Hall lobby or contribute to the online campaign through the dedicated website, which can be found here.
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