Press Release 5/20/2019 – National Public Works Week May 19-25


Fleet Maintenance Mechanic
Joe Apodaca works inside Tower 1 to
keep it in good working order for the
citizens of Alamosa and beyond,
when needed.

In accordance with the tradition of the American Public Works Association, those who work in professions that provide and maintain public facilities and services will be honored during National Public Works Week, May 19-25. The City of Alamosa celebrates the contributions of the City’s hard-working public works professionals. “We are blessed to have public works staff who are citizens, neighbors, and friends invested in making Alamosa the very best it can be,” said City Manager Heather Brooks. “I am always impressed by how much they care about our community and the effort they put into making Alamosa a great place to live.”

The American Public Works Association, sponsor of National Public Works Week, stated “Our objective is designed to increase public awareness of their contributions as well as to enlighten the public about the duties, practices, and goals of public works professionals.” Public works professionals include those who manage water, sewer, public transportation, and refuse removal systems as well as those responsible for maintaining public buildings and grounds. They are, in short, the people who maintain and improve the systems and services vital to a community’s health, safety and comfort.


The City of Alamosa is a multi-cultural community of 9,000+ centrally located in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado. The City was incorporated in 1878 and is the gateway to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve where more than 300,000 visitors enjoy Colorado’s natural beauty each year. For more information visit us at

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