DeKalb County Highlights Frontline Workers during Annual Public Works Week

DeKalb County Public Works employees on the job

Since 1960, the American Public Works Association (APWA) has sponsored National Public Works Week.  Across North America, more than 30,000 APWA members in the U.S. and Canada are using the week of May 17-23, 2020, to highlight the importance of public works.

This week, DeKalb County joins APWA in recognizing its nearly 1,700 public works employees, 1,300 of whom are providing essential services to county residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

DeKalb County’s Public Works Department include Fleet Management, Roads & Drainage, Sanitation, Transportation and Watershed Management. These professionals ensure residents, businesses and county employees have clean drinking water, paved roads, trash and recycling collection, alternative fuel, and design and land surveying. In essence, the Public Works Department keeps DeKalb County functioning.

The county thanks them for their efforts and acknowledge the week of May 17-23, 2020, at Public Works Week in DeKalb County.

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