FORT MYERS, FL (May 24, 2018) – The professionals behind municipal services including water, sewer, streets and highways, public buildings, solid waste collection, administration, stormwater, engineering services, parks and canal maintenance are being honored on May 24 at the city’s 2018 Public Works Appreciation Luncheon being held at the S.T.A.R.S. Complex, 2980 Edison Avenue, Fort Myers, FL. Coinciding with National Public Works Week, the theme for this year’s celebration is “The Power of Public Works.”
Citizens value communities and the role public works professionals play in keeping them safe and functioning smoothly, reports the American Public Works Association, sponsor of National Public Works Week. The City of Fort Myers is an APWA accredited agency, a recognition bestowed on public works agencies that go beyond the requirements of management practices established nationally in the public works industry.
“It’s really the Super Power of Public Works,” said Richard Moulton, P.E., Director, Public Works Department. “Learning from our experiences, along with being resourceful and flexible, helps us enhance every aspect of city life. I’m proud to lead a team committed to using their “super powers” for good each and every day,” remarked Moulton.
Development is occurring throughout Fort Myers, fueling transitions in all areas of the city. “Our commitment to delivering best in class municipal services remains steadfast,” said Saeed Kazemi, P.E., City Manager. “Our public works professionals are meeting the challenges that come along with a thriving community.”
The Public Works department kicked off the week by bringing their big trucks to Franklin Park Elementary School’s Career Day on Monday, May 21. Public Works employees visited with students about career opportunities and the importance of public works in their local community.