Celebrating National Public Works Week

Published on May 20, 2022

Public Works Week Blog

It’s National Public Works Week and we are celebrating our Public Works Department and sharing the services they provide to our local community. Accredited by the American Public Works Association in 2015 and reaccredited in 2019, Palo Alto’s Public Works Department is the first agency to achieve this distinction in Silicon Valley. Did you know that the Public Works Department includes 4 divisions: Engineering Services, the Palo Alto Airport, Public Services, and Environmental Services.


This blog showcases our City at work providing services such as supporting the City’s Urban Forest, Palo Alto Airport operations, construction and maintenance of public facilities, street, sidewalk, and storm drain maintenance, implementation of sustainability initiatives, waste management and recycling, operating the Regional Water Quality Control Plant and maintenance of the City fleet. We’re proud to celebrate the people who work to make these essential services available to our community! 

Read the blog here.