Mayor Proclaims May 17 – 23 Public Works Week in Casa Grande
Casa Grande, AZ – Mayor Craig McFarland has declared through proclamation May 17 through May 23, 2020 as Public Works Week in Casa Grande to recognize the nearly 100 city employees who keep city services running smoothly and efficiently. The Casa Grande Public Works Department and Parks Maintenance are responsible for inspecting and maintaining all city infrastructure, street maintenance and planning, sanitation, wastewater collection and treatment, recycling, city buildings, vehicles and operating the City Municipal Airport. McFarland adds that the City and community would be hard-pressed to function well without the tremendous efforts of this great team.
“We deeply appreciate the dedication and hard work of our Public Works and Parks Maintenance crews,” said McFarland. “Their work, day in and day out, plays a vital role in maintaining the great quality of life we enjoy in Casa Grande.”
Public Works and Parks Maintenance employees not only keep the city running smoothly but, as some of the most visible city employees, act as frontline ambassadors for city services and programs.
“Our employees strive to live our core values,” explained City Public Works Director Kevin Louis. We take great pride in the work we do and in our interactions with residents at our facilities and work sites. Customer communication and outstanding service are always our top priority.” Keeping up with the demands of a growing City population, now estimated at over 56,000 residents, is no easy task. Some department accomplishments over the past year include:
- Treating 2 billion gallons of wastewater
- Maintaining City fleet vehicles that drove nearly 1.9 million miles annually
- Stripping over 2.6 feet of City pavement
- Maintaining 18-hole course where just under 50 thousand rounds of golf were played
- Maintaining parks and recreation facilities where close to 300 thousand residents frequented
Public Works Week is organized annually by the American Public Works Association (APWA) to recognize public works professionals, engineers, managers and employees and increase awareness of their contributions to protecting national health, safety and quality of life.
To learn more about the work of this important department, please visit them online.