National Public Works Week May 20 - 26


5/14/2018

Since 1960, the American Public Works Association (APWA) has sponsored National Public Works Week. Across North America, communities use this week to energize and educate the public on the importance of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating at the heart of their local communities to improve everyday quality of life.

“The Power of Public Works” theme for 2018 National Public Works Week gives voice to the impact the many facets of public works have on modern civilization. From providing clean water to disposing of solid waste, to building roads and bridges or planning for and implementing mass transit, to removing snow on roadways or devising emergency management strategies to meet natural or manmade disasters, public works services determine a society’s quality of life. This year’s theme honors the vital contribution public works professionals make every day to communities across North America, and it invites the public to celebrate their quiet dedication and indispensable influence on our way of life.

Four DPW employees who demonstrated exemplary work performance will be recognized with the presentation of the "Commissioner's Award for Outstanding Performance" at a ceremony and cookout scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, at Public Works.

Congratulations to:

Marques P. Almeida, Laborer
Solid Waste/Sanitation Division

Gary J. Agnello, Engineer
Engineering Division

Edward R. Baldasaro, Jr., Working Supervisor
Off Hours Division

Ann M. Ferraro, Working Supervisor
Cemetery Division


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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4800
TDD:617.499.9924

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-12 noon
24 Hour emergency 617.349.4860

RECYCLING CENTER HOURS

Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00pm-7:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Owen O'Riordan
Commissioner