National Public Works Week (NPWW)

May 21 -27, 2017

The 2017 National Public Works Week Poster Theme is “Public Works Connects Us”. This year National Public Works Week celebrates the vital role public works plays in connecting us all together. As the cornerstone of civilization, public works provides, maintains, and improves the structures and services that assure a higher quality of life for our communities. Its streets, roads, bridges, and public transportation keep us linked together from coast to coast, and its clean water and sanitation services keep us healthy and allow our communities to grow and prosper.  APWA proudly salutes and thanks the tens of thousands of public works professionals who work tirelessly throughout North America every day to strengthen the bond that keeps us all connected.

About the Artist

A native of Cincinnati, OH, Dan Cosgrove graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a major in graphic design. After a brief stint with the National Park Service in Denver and as a designer with Cato Johnson in Cincinnati, he moved to Chicago to begin a freelance career. Dan specializes in illustration and design. His artwork has appeared in numerous ads, posters, packages, stamps, annual reports and on the Internet. Dan enjoys doing illustrations that incorporate type and can also be called on to design and illustrate corporate logotypes and icons. A winner of numerous major awards including a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators, Dan's work has appeared in Communication Arts, Graphis Posters and Design Annuals, 3 x 3 Annual, as well as the Society of Illustrators Annual. Dan and his wife now live in Clarendon Hills, Illinois.

Since 1960, APWA has sponsored National Public Works Week. Across the nation, our more than 28,000 members use this week to energize and educate the public on the importance of the contribution of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating the heart of our local communities and building the quality of life.

National Public Works Week also serves as a time to recognize the contributions of public works professionals who design, build, plan, operate, and maintain the transportation, water supply, water treatment  and solid waste disposal systems, public buildings, and other structures and facilities essential to our nation’s economy and way of life.  Their dedication and expertise at all levels of government and the private sector are a capital investment in the economic growth, development—and ultimate stability—of the nation.

We, at the Missouri Chapter of the APWA, recognize the importance of National Public Works Week in promotion of the public works profession, and those activities related to the profession.  To encourage members in promoting National Public Works Week, the Chapter will provide members a variety of items for use in hosting Public Works Week promotional events and activities.  The funding limit per agency is $100. The cost and quantity lots available per item are listed on the Order Form.  

All items will be shipped for delivery directly to your event organizer.  

To order promotional item, complete the Order Form below in ink and send it to Mr. Martin Gugel, City of Springfield, Missouri at  You may also contact Martin at (417) 864-1020 for additional information.

Orders need to be received by March 11, 2017. 

You can view these items on-line in the bookstore of the National APWA website at

Please let us know what activities that your organization promoted during National Public Works Week. We will post the events on the chapter website.

For additional information on how to promote National Public Works Week, visite APWA National website at

2017 AWPA Order Form.pdf 2017 AWPA Order Form.pdf

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