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Lowndes honors staff during National Public Works Week

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LOWNDES CO. – The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners celebrate the Public Works staff during National Public Works Week.


The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners celebrates its Public Works staff during National Public Works Week on May 19-25, 2024. National Public Works Week (NPWW) honors the staff responsible for maintaining over 810 miles of Lowndes County roads, 53 County-owned facilities, vehicle management for more than 460 county vehicles, mosquito and litter control, road asphalt patching, signs, construction, and housekeeping.

“Public Works Week is a special time for us to express our heartfelt gratitude to every employee in our Public Works department for their unwavering service,” said Lowndes County Manager Paige Dukes. “The tireless efforts of over 90 individuals in Public Works are not just essential but also instrumental in maintaining the quality of life and well-being of the residents in Lowndes County. We want them to know that their dedicated work and commitment do not go unnoticed.”

Since 1960, the American Public Works Association (APWA) has sponsored National Public Works Week across North America and Canada. NPWW assists in educating the public on the importance of public works to their daily lives and community. APWA proudly announces “Advancing Quality of Life for All” as the 2024 National Public Works Week theme. This year’s theme highlights how public works professionals contribute to and enhance the quality of life in all of the communities they proudly serve. 

Public works connectors help keep communities strong by providing an infrastructure of services in transportation, water, wastewater, and stormwater treatment, public buildings and spaces, parks and grounds, emergency management and first response, solid waste, and right-of-way management.

“Our jobs are rewarding; it is always nice to look back and know that we successfully made a difference in our community and have the confidence to know it is very much appreciated,” said Robin Cumbus, Lowndes County Public Works Director.

For more information on National Public Works Week, visit www.npww.apwa.net. For more information on Lowndes County Public Works, visit www.lowndescounty.com.