During the City Council meeting on May 2nd, Mayor Paul Callaghan read a proclamation recognizing the important work of the Public Works Department and Public Works professionals.
WHEREAS, 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 Rochester, New Hampshire; and,
WHEREAS, these infrastructure, facilities and services could not be provided without the dedicated efforts of public works professionals, who are engineers, managers, and employees at all levels of government and the private sector, 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 citizens, civic leaders and students in Rochester to gain knowledge of and to maintain an ongoing interest and understanding of the importance of public works and public works programs; and,
WHEREAS, the year 2023 marks the 63rd annual National Public Works Week sponsored by the American Public Works Association be it now,
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor Paul Callaghan, do hereby designate the week May 21–27, 2023 as 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.