National Public Works Week

Since the first National Public Works Week celebration in 1960, agencies, municipalities, and regions have used the third full week of May to educate and inform the public about the essential role that public works plays in the quality of their community life. Equally important are promoting the choice of public works as a career choice for the working force of the future and recognizing those whose who currently serve in these crucial public roles.

May 15 - 21, 2016

Public Works Always There

The 2016 National Public Works Week Poster theme is "Public Works Always There." This theme showcases the pervasiveness of public works. Communities depend on public works, and the men and women of the profession are always there and always ready. For more informationabout National Public Works Week celebrations in North America, visit

Future Dates:  

May 21 - 27, 2017

May 20 - 26, 2018

CPWA also holds an annual contest related to National Public Works Week. For more information, visit the CPWA's NPWW Awards Contest page on this website.


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