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City Council honors Fredericksburg Public Works Department

Public Works Director Doug Fawcett introduces some of his staff.

Public Works Director Doug Fawcett introduces some of his staff.

The Fredericksburg City Council honored the Department of Public Works tonight, noting that the week of May 18-24 is designated as Public Works Week.

Below is the text of the proclamation, which was signed by Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw.

Next week, Councilman Fred Howe is sponsoring a luncheon for all of the department’s employees, calling them some of the city’s unsung heroes.


May 18-24, 2014

 WHEREAS, public works infrastructure, facilities and services are of vital importance to the health, safety and well-being of the residents of Fredericksburg; and

 WHEREAS, such infrastructure, facilities and services could not be provided without the dedicated efforts of the City’s public works staff and employees; and

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to recognize the City’s Public Works staff and employees who plan, design, build, operate and maintain the transportation, water supply, wastewater treatment, storm water drainage and solid waste and recycling collection systems and facilities essential to our community; and

WHEREAS, 2014 marks the fifty-fourth year of celebration of National Public Works Week sponsored by the American Public Works Association and the Fredericksburg City Council desires to join with other communities across our country in celebrating the contributions of public works staff and employees.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mary Katherine Greenlaw, Mayor of the City of Fredericksburg, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby declare May 18-24, 2014, to be PUBLIC WORKS WEEK in the City of Fredericksburg, and call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.