National Public Works Week (NPWW)

Since 1960, APWA has sponsored National Public Works Week. Across the nation, our more than 30,000 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 located at the bottom of this page.  

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

To order promotional item, complete the Order Form below and send it to Chris Linneman. You may also contact Chris at (314) 394-3152 for additional information.

Orders need to be received by March 31, 2023.   See Order Form at bottom of page.   

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, visit APWA National website at

Past Events

Mexico Public Works participated in a “Things that Go” event organized by the Parents as Teachers and the city Park Dept. Pieces of equipment were available along with operators to explain what each piece does. The event was held May 3 in Fairground Park. Despite some light rain, there was a good turnout of kids with their parents.


PW Paws comic books were distributed to the 4th grade class at Hawthorn Elementary School. The teacher used them as approved reading during standardized testing. My lunch buddy reported significant approval from his classmates.


City of Des Peres Monster Machines 2018

Along with Public Safety and Parks, the Des Peres Public Works Department took part in Monster Machines from 9:00 a.m to noon on Saturday, May 5, 2017.  The Public Works Department showed off a backhoe and a 2-ton dump truck outfitted for snowfighting.  Everyone was welcomed to the event, and sponsors thanked, using the department's electronic message board.  The kids enjoyed the opportunity to climb on equipment and get a taste of Public Works.  Three staff members from Public Works participated, handing out PW Paws activity books, comic books, and stickers provided by the Missouri Chapter of APWA.  The Barrel-Boy Costume was once again pulled off the shelf and dusted off for its third year of use.  Based upon its popularity with the kids last year, a Barrel-Baby costume (5 gallon bucket) made its debut this year.  Other equipment at the event included a fire truck, ambulance, police motorcycle, skid-steer, lawncare tractors, and a trash truck.  Parks and Recreation sponsored a Bike Rodeo and helmet fitting concurrently. Members of Boy Scout Troop 313 watched over each piece of equipment and helped younger kids climb in and out.  The weather was perfect for the event and there was a great turnout.


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